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SAU Tech Receives Emergency Food Relief Grant

SAU Tech receives Emergency Food Relief Grant

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Dr. Jason Morrison, chancellor of SAU Tech, is excited to announce that the SAU Tech Food Pantry received $225 funding on May 26, 2020, from the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance through the Walmart Foundation.

The 2020 Emergency Food Relief Grant gave feeding programs and other organizations across Arkansas the chance to apply for up to $1,500 — or $3,000 in an emergency — to help provide much needed financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alliance received 240 applications for this grant, totaling over $400,000 in aid requests. Through a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation, the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance awarded $57,000 in sub-grants to 126 deserving Arkansas nonprofit and organizations

SAU Tech will use the $225 received to purchase food for summer students who are experiencing difficulties at this time. With this sub-grant, we will be able to continue our work helping Arkansans in need during the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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About SAU Tech

SAU Tech is a two-year public college that is part of the Southern Arkansas University System. The College began in 1968 and today has an average enrollment of over 1,800 students. SAU Tech offers NJCAA basketball and softball and provides students with housing options and a full student life. Cheer leading, the Tech Scholars Program, and the Tech Choir are all options for SAU Tech’s students. SAU Tech employs around 160 staff and faculty and is located inside Highland Industrial Park in East Camden, Arkansas. You can learn more at www.sautech.edu or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

About the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, lead partner in Arkansas for the No Kid Hungry campaign, is a non-profit collaborative network of more than 520 hunger relief organizations across Arkansas. Our founding members include the Arkansas Foodbank in Little Rock, the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas in Jonesboro, Harvest Regional Food Bank in Texarkana, Food Bank of North Central Arkansas in Norfork, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank in Bethel Heights and River Valley Regional Food bank in Fort Smith. The Alliance is a collaborative organization that works on behalf of Arkansans facing hunger. We invite you to visit www.ARhungeralliance.org for details on hunger relief programs, volunteer opportunities and donor information.

About Philanthropy at Walmart

Walmart.org represents the philanthropic efforts of Walmart and the Walmart Foundation. By leaning in where our business has unique strengths, we work to tackle key social issues and collaborate with others to spark long-lasting systemic change. Walmart has stores in 27 countries, employing more than 2 million associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. Walmart.org is helping people live better by supporting programs that work to accelerate upward job mobility for frontline workers, address hunger and make healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality, and build strong communities where Walmart operates. To learn more, visit www.walmart.org or find us on Twitter @walmartorg.

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