The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma needs the help of Tulsa-area residents in its effort to win a grant to fight hunger.
Walmart is offering the grants to a handful of communities, but supporters of local hunger-fighting organizations have a role to play in bringing the money to Tulsa. According to Cindy Stevens, director of marketing and communications for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, supporters of the organization can help the effort by visiting http://fightinghunger.walmart.com/, find Tulsa on the map and click on it, then "like" the community.
"It's that simple," Stevens said.
The winning community will receive a $1 million grant, while the next five finishers will receive grants of $100,000 each, she said. As of Dec. 17, Tulsa was in seventh place in the standings, trailing Dallas by only 200 votes. Stevens pointed out that Wichita, a smaller community than Tulsa, was in fourth place.
"If they can do it, we certainly can," she said.
Stevens said grant money would be available to all hunger-relief organizations in Tulsa, not just the Food Bank.
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