Colorado Springs community centers earn grant to fight hunger in children
The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, received a $40,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation to support summer feeding programs. Wal-Mart gave $1.5 million to 28 park and recreation agencies across the U.S.
“Helping children and families in our local community is a key objective of our City community centers,” said Brian Kates, director of Meadows Park Community Center. “We are thrilled to be a part of NRPA’s national effort to combat hunger, particularly in these troubled economic times, and are pleased that Wal-Mart has lent their support to Colorado Springs.”
An estimated 5,000 local children will be served through this grant this summer.