Texas’ Agriculture Commissioner, wants YOU to make Texas #1 (and 2 and 3).

December 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

Today, the Food Bank hosted a press conference with Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Todd Staples and Jeff McAllister, Walmart Senior Vice President for Texas, to announce Walmart’s Fighting Hunger Facebook challenge. The community with the most “likes” on the fightinghunger.walmart.com page will be awarded a $1 million grant, and the five runner-up communities will be awarded $100,000 each.  Texans have been officially challenged by Commissioner Staples to be the top four communities and bring $1.3 million dollars of this award home.

This past year, we’ve seen a record growth in our distribution, and with unemployment insurance running out, we’re bracing ourselves for a very busy year. Since every $5 donated provides $25 worth of nutritious food, this $1 million gift can provide millions of meals for hungry Central Texans.

Let’s bring Texas to the top of hunger relief efforts, and not just hunger. Click here to “like” Austin Round-Rock. Please email your friends and post this challenge on your Facebook page.

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