Wal-Mart has donated $600,000 to four Kentucky organizations that provide food to the needy.
God's Pantry Food Bank, which serves 50 counties, including Fayette, received $200,000, Wal-Mart announced Monday.
Marian Guinn, chief executive officer of God's Pantry, said the $200,000 will be used to help expand outreach to underserved areas. She said God's Pantry currently provides food to about 211,000 people, but the organization estimates that about 300,000 people may be in need.
Dare to Care Food Bank, which serves Jefferson and surrounding counties, received $200,000; Elizabethtown-based Feeding America Kentucky's Heartland received $100,000; and the Kentucky Association of Food Banks received $100,000.