Sandburg Take Charger of Hunger Program Gets $1,000 Grant From Galesburg Walmart

  Aaron Frey
  Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:44 PM
  Campus News

Galesburg, IL

The Carl Sandburg College Foundation has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Galesburg Walmart to support Sandburg’s Take Charge of Hunger program.

Take Charge of Hunger equips Sandburg students with free meal cards that can be used at either food service location on the Main Campus in Galesburg. Meal cards can be used on a temporary basis or for ongoing issues. Students can request Take Charge of Hunger funds by completing a brief application on Funds from the grant will be implemented when Sandburg’s campuses reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re incredibly grateful for this generous grant from Walmart, which will help many of our students who are affected by food insecurity,” Director of Advancement Emily Webel said. “This money will go directly toward making sure that Sandburg students in need have access to quality food on our campus without having to worry about where their next meal will come from.”

Walmart’s local community grants are awarded directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to eligible nonprofit organizations through an open application process. Walmart and Sam’s Club stores provided more than $42 million in local grants to organizations during the 2019 fiscal year.

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