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Island Harvest gets $15G Walmart grant

VALLEY STREAM, NY - MARCH 29: A woman

VALLEY STREAM, NY - MARCH 29: A woman enters a Walmart store on March 29, 2011 in Valley Stream, New The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether more than one million female Walmart employees can pursue a class-action discrimination suit against the retailer. The group of women says Wal-Mart systematically discriminated against women in stores across America. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Credit: Getty Images

Mineola-based food bank Island Harvest received a $15,000 grant from a retailer for its post-superstorm Sandy work.

Island Harvest is one of 10 nonprofits nationwide to receive the $15,000 “Helping Communities Rebuild” grant from Walmart.

The Food Bank for New York City is the only other New York-based nonprofit to receive the grant.

The effort is part of the retailer’s 12-day-long holiday campaign, in which it plans to give $1.5 million to 140 groups nationwide that provide essential services such as food and medical care.

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