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Wal-Mart helping fight hunger in Southside

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DANVILLE (WSLS 10) - Two non-profits are now better able to fight hunger in Southside thanks to Wal-Mart.

Blessings With Backpacks received $25,000 this morning to help feed kids on the weekends during the upcoming school year.

God's Storehouse received $75,000 to buy a new refrigeration truck.

"The Wal-Mart employees will shop and pack the food and they will work with the schools to make sure that kids have food each Friday," said Jenny Scherer, a representative with Blessings With Backpacks.

"We'll be able to keep our foods cold, our meats, our different produce, that we'll be able to give out to the community," Aeika White, a representative with God's Storehouse, said, explaining how the truck will benefit the organization.

The grants come from the Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program.