Catholic Charities receives largest donation ever

By Julianne Peixoto

February 7, 2014 Updated Feb 7, 2014 at 8:08 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY ( WBNG Binghamton) Catholic Charities of Broome County was given a check for $75,000 from the Walmart Foundation Friday morning.

This is the largest donation the charity has ever received.

"This is huge, you know what this is able to do? This is like putting the icing on the cake to hunger relief because not only are we able to provide food to the people, but we're able to provide nutritious food to the people,"said Supervisor of Emergency Food Services for Catholic Charities Kathy Pfaffenbach.

The healthy food she's talking about will come from their new program, "Nutritiously Full."

"We want to make sure that the kids know that you could become full on snacking with healthy foods," Pfaffenbach said.

"Nutritiously Full" promotes healthy food choices by offering whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

After school snacks will be distributed to approximately 100 children every Friday afternoon at the Catholic Charities Emergency Food Pantry.

"We would never be able to provide this without the money they've [Walmart] provided us," Pfaffenbach said.

Walmart Market Manager Michael Judd was at the pantry to award the check.

"We're proud to be a sponsor of the Catholic Charities. We have local branches in many communities and we work very tight and closely with the food bank...," Judd said.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have donated more than one billion meals to those in need across the country.

They have pledged a $2 billion commitment to help fight hunger through the year 2015.

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