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.