ST. CLOUD -- The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota is getting some help with financing its meal program.

The organization received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to help serve more meals to children in the club.

Matt Armiger is a Walmart Regional General Manager. He says working with different non-profit organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota they can have a larger impact on the community.

"We are proud to help combat hunger and improve the healthy lifestyles of our children throughout Minnesota."

In 2016, more than 109,000 meals and 235,000 snacks were served at the three clubs and 15 KIDSTOP locations in the St. Cloud metro area.

Director of Development for the Boys and Girls Clubs Deb Nebosis says feeding children who are hungry is their top priority.

"There is nothing more basic or important than feeding hungry children."

Twice a year, the Walmart Foundation looks for non-profits that are fulfilling the needs of the communities they serve and contributes to their initiatives.