Kokomo Wins Walmart Grant To Fight Hunger

Kokomo is receiving $50,000 from the grant, in part because of the county's high unemployment.

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Walmart provided a grant to several cities for food assistance programs.

Kokomo food pantries will receive $50,000 to help fight hunger. Using data from the U.S. Department of Labor, retail giant Walmart identified 200 communities with the highest rates of unemployment in the country, including Kokomo.

Facebook users then cast more than 396,000 votes for the cities they thought most deserved money to help those in need. Youngstown-Warren, Ohio, took the top spot, earning $1 million in hunger grants.

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