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A way to their stomachs is through Facebook

April 17, 2012 - Rob Weaver
This information arrived via email today. When perusing the plethora of emails I receive daily, I attempt to ascertain relevance to our readership area. Thus, the second thing I noticed was the word “Seneca” in one of the paragraphs.

So, the information provided by the email potentially could impact Seneca County residents. Here’s the gist of the message:

“There are 13 days left to vote in Walmart’s Facebook campaign. The winning community will receive $1 million in grants and the next 20 communities with the most support will receive $50,000. Bambi Markham, CEO of the West Ohio Foodbank is asking area residents to vote daily. “What: As part of Walmart’s Fighting Hunger Together initiative, the company is holding a Facebook campaign highlighting 200 communities where unemployment rates are the highest, according to the Department of Labor. Lima is in 34th place with 264 votes and is still in the hunt to be in the top 20. The West Ohio Foodbank is urging citizens in Paulding, Putnam, Hancock, Seneca, Van Wert, Allen, Hardin, Wyandot, Mercer, Auglaize and Shelby counties to get involved and vote every day.  “Walmart’s Fighting Hunger Together spring initiative will provide millions of Americans the opportunity to fight hunger by shopping at Walmart or through visiting the company’s Facebook page or going directly to the Lima page ( and voting each day through April 30. To learn more, visit”

Again, if the Lima page finishes in the top 20, Seneca County could benefit from the $50,000 that would be directed to Lima.   The first thing I noticed in the email? That someone actually has the name “Bambi.” How can you turn down a request by someone with that name?


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