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MetLife foundation announces grants to twelve local food banks


MetLife Foundation today announced grants to twelve food banks. The grants, which total US$450,000, will help the food banks respond to increased needs in local communities around the country. Since December 2008, MetLife Foundation has contributed US$900,000 to food banks nationwide.

'Food banks and their partners play a critical role in meeting the needs of communities' most vulnerable residents - children, older adults, and the economically disadvantaged,' said Dennis White, president and CEO of MetLife Foundation. 'We are pleased to support their work, which is vital to community health and well-being.'

The food banks receiving MetLife Foundation grants are:

MetLife Foundation was established by MetLife in 1976 to carry on its longstanding tradition of contributions and community involvement. Grants support health, education, civic and cultural programs.

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