At a Press Conference today held at the 8th Street Walmart Supercenter Remodel unveiling in Colorado Springs, Catholic Charities was presented with a check for $75,000. The event coincided with Hunger Awareness Month.
Walmart Store Manager Martin Lujan and Walmart Regional Manager Jon Ball presented the oversized check to CEO Andy Barton and CDO Sarah Tremmel. Barton said, “This gift will make sure that no one goes hungry in our community.”
Catholic Charities plans to purchase a refrigerated truck to pick up food donations for the Marian House Soup Kitchen which served over 216,000 meals last year. “The Walmart Foundation’s generosity will ensure that we can continue to serve meals to those most in need in our community for years to come,” said Barton.
This is not the first time Walmart has supported the organization in a big way. In 2012, the Walmart Foundation provided funds to purchase a truck with allowed Catholic Charities to develop new partnerships throughout the 10 counties it serves in Central Colorado, expanding to add 16 food pantries, 7 churches and 6 schools to its rural food deliveries.