Region 8 native awarded $50,000 on ABC talk show

(Source: Harry Connick Jr.'s Facebook Page)
(Source: Harry Connick Jr.'s Facebook Page)
Published: Sep. 28, 2016 at 7:53 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2016 at 10:45 AM CDT
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WEINER, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 native was awarded $50,000 to continue her work to end food insecurity.

Weiner native, Jessica McClard, appeared on the new ABC talk show Harry, Monday.

As Region 8 News reported, she was invited to be a part of Harry's Leading Lady segment.

Harry Connick Jr. shared McClard's story about her creation of The Little Free Pantry in Northwest Arkansas.

She explained she never thought a small idea would take off globally as this has.

At the end of the interview, McClard was awarded a check for $50,000 from Walmart to continue her work with The Little Free Pantry.

"I didn't think I could be more grateful," McClard said in the interview.

To see the full interview on Harry click here.

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