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The Food Bank of NEA needs your help

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas needs your help to win a grant.

Wal Mart is donating $3 million dollars to 50 food banks and the Food Bank of NEA is in the running to be one of those 50.

Executive Director for the Food Bank of NEA, Christie Jordan, said this money could make a huge difference in the lives of those in need.

“We're beginning to see a little reprieve in fuel and grocery prices, but still they're so much more than they were a couple of years ago. And so, that's really taking a toll on family finances and they're having to make tough choices.”

Jordan said 5,000 Region 8 residents visit a soup kitchen, food pantry, or shelter each week.

You can vote online once a day at www.walmart.com/fighthunger.

Your vote could win the food bank $60,000.

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