Local food banks win Wal-Mart contest

Local food pantries win walmart contest

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Two local food banks are celebrating after winning it big in an online contest.

Second Harvest Food Bank and Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County won $60,000 in Wal-Mart’s Fight Hunger, Spark Change campaign.

The top 50 of the 130 food banks competing for the online votes won the same amount. Second Harvest came in second overall. Community Food Warehouse was 45 on the list of winners.

Second Harvest plans to split the money evenly among all their pantries in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties.

Community Food Warehouse will use the money to buy a new forklift and van. The organization won $45,000 in the same contest last year.

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