A $100,000 grant was awarded to MUST Ministries from the Walmart Foundation. An October 1st press release from MUST Ministries shared that Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced giving over $54 million in cash and contributions to Georgia charitable organizations including the $100,000 grant for MUST. The Walmart Foundation offers grants at the local, state, and national level to support key areas of career opportunity, sustainability, hunger relief and healthy eating, and women’s economic empowerment.
Dr. Ike Reighard, President and CEO of MUST, explained, “Walmart is focused on addressing hunger relief and so are we. The partnership is ideal because they help supply the funds and we implement the programs. We are deeply grateful to Walmart for their generosity to the 31,000 people a year we serve.”
With food pantries and shelters located in Cobb and Cherokee County, MUST provides groceries and meals to those in need and touch lives on a daily basis. Reighard explained that, “MUST distributes just under a ton of food every week day through our food pantries.”
MUST has locations in Canton, Smyrna, and Marietta and has supported those in need for over 40 years. Today MUST provides food, clothing, housing assistance, and employment services to those in need throughout Cherokee and Cobb Counties.
For more information about the Walmart Foundation’s grants, visit the Community Giving section at the Walmart Foundation website. Discover more about MUST ministries and how you can get involved with volunteer opportunities at the MUST ministries site and Facebook page.
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