SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Food Bank is getting a $1 million boost from Walmart.
On Thursday, the company will distribute $1.5 million in grant funds to the six U.S. communities that earned the most its Fighting Hunger Together Facebook campaign.
Salt Lake City bested the competition with more than 5.3 million votes. Fresno, Calif., was second with 4.1 million.
The Utah Food Bank supplies food to 150 pantries and food banks statewide.
An Ogden nonprofit will also get $100,000. Ogden finished third in the contest with more than 305,000 votes.
In a news release, Walmart Foundation president Margaret McKenna say the contest is part of a $2 billion campaign to fight hunger that continues through 2015.