(Chicago, IL)—Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese Chicago announced today that it has received a major grant of $58,000 from the Walmart Foundation to provide support for food pantry services to do Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach and offer wrap around services throughout the greater Chicago area. The funds will allow Catholic Charities to assist those in need.
“We are so very pleased and grateful that the Walmart Foundation has so generously provided these much needed funds to assist with our Programs,” said Reverend Monsignor Michael Boland, President and Administrator of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. “Our programs are already a strong part of the greater Chicago community, and this will allow us to strengthen our services in the area of our food pantry services to do Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach and offer wrap around services.”
About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support initiatives that are helping people live better around the globe. In May 2010, Walmart and its Foundation made an historic pledge of $2 billion through 2015 to fight hunger in the United States. The Walmart Foundation also supports education, workforce development, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness initiatives. To learn more, visit www.walmartfoundation.org
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest private, not-for-profit social service agencies in the Midwest, annually assisting 1.1 million persons in Cook and Lake counties without regard to religious, ethnic or economic background. Catholic Charities fulfills the Church's role in the mission of charity by providing compassionate, competent, professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities.