Kokomo Aims To Raise $50K In One Week For Food Pantries

Residents of Howard County say $50,000 would make up for a grant they thought they had won from Walmart.

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Howard County food pantries say they though the Walmart grant would help their organizations directly.

Howard County Food pantries are hoping to raise $50,000 within the next week. The group of pantries launched the fundraiser through the Community Foundation of Howard County to make up for the loss of funds they thought they had won from a Facebook contest sponsored by Walmart.

The retail giant instead gave the money to a Lafayette organization for a food truck, which the group says brings food to Howard County.

So far, the effort has raised less than $5,000.

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