Grant given to St. Pete will help feed children from low income families this summer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The city of St. Petersburg's parks and recreation department has earned a $40,000 grant from the Wal-Mart foundation that could help fight hunger by feeding children.

A 2012 Food Research and Action Center Only report found that six out of seven low-income students who depended on the National School Lunch Program during the regular 2010-2011 weren't getting proper nutrition in July 2011.

To combat those statistics, from now through august 17, kids 18 and under can receive a free breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday as a part of the city's effort to fight hunger in children.

For more information on locations, visit http://www.nrpa.org/feeding .

For additional information on Wal-Mart's initiative on hunger relief for children, visit http://www.walmartfoundation.org .

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