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Kraft Makes Implosion Donation

Thousands of cases of food delivered to feed the hungry



    Kraft Makes Implosion Donation
    The demolition of an icon.

    Some Irving charities got a helping hand Monday.

    As part of its sponsorship to implode Texas Stadium, Kraft Foods agreed to send truckloads of food to four Irving charities. It was a month later than expected, but on Monday morning, $100,000 worth of items arrived.

    The donation was divided among four charities: The Salvation Army, The Hope Center, Baptist Benevolent Ministries and Irving Cares.

    Teddie Story, executive director of Irving Cares, says the 22-month supply could not have come at a better time.

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    "Donations always go down in the summer, while demand goes up, so that's a recipe for disaster," said Story.

    In addition to the food donation, Kraft paid the city $75,000 for the sponsorship --  money that was also divided among the charities in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $20,000.