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Nov 3, 2009 6:01 AM

Donated trucks to leave Wis. to help food drive

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Walmart Foundation is donating 35 refrigerated trucks to supply food banks across the nation.

The foundation plans to give the trucks to Feeding America, which will use them to deliver food in Miami, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Boston, Memphis, Tenn., and 30 other communities.

The foundation also plans to give Meals on Wheels Association of America $2.2 million to upgrade delivery vehicles, stoves and freezers.

The trucks are expected to leave Transport Refrigeration in Madison on Tuesday morning after a news conference. Their departure will kick off "Walmart Gives Back," a holiday campaign that will provide $32 million in donations to charities.

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