Posted at: 04/25/2013 6:57 PM
By: Laura Lee

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Help Channel One Food Bank Win Walmart Grant to Help Fight Hunger

 (ABC 6 News) -- There's a way you can help the hungry in our area and you don't have to leave home to do it.

But time is running out.

Channel One Regional Food Bank is hoping for a grant through Walmart's Fighting Hunger Together Campaign.

The retailer is giving out a total of $3 million to the top 40 food banks with the most votes. Channel One is competing for a $45,000 grant and so far they are in the running currently placed at 13th.

That money would be put toward the backpack program that helps feed kids in our community.

"Childhood hunger is a huge issue in our community, we have nearly 5,000 kids that struggle so this would be a huge step in helping those kids who are struggling with hunger in our community," says Maggie Parham with Channel One Food Bank.

You have until April 30th, which is next Tuesday and you can vote once a day.

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