Walmart Presents $1 Million Prize to Salt Lake City Nonprofits

(KCPW News) Eight Salt Lake City based non-profits received $1 million dollars from Walmart today as part of the company’s Fighting Hunger Together campaign. Salt Lake City received over five million votes during a Facebook contest the company sponsored, tops among what it called the nation’s 100 hungriest communities.

Speaking at the State Capitol, Governor Gary Herbert called on Utah residents to continue helping the community’s less fortunate.

“All of us can contribute in some form or fashion. You have a neighbor down the road probably that needs a helping hand. You can help them with some food needs, mow their lawn, help them find a job, or tend their kids. Give them some relief from some of the stress and strain of life. All of us need to look outside of ourselves and see where we can contribute,” said Herbert.

Among the organizations receiving money are the Utah Food Bank, Catholic Community Services, and Utahns Against Hunger.

Two groups in Ogden, which finished third in the contest, will split a $100,000 prize.