A local charity is now in the running for a huge national prize.

POVERTY RESISTANCE FOOD PANTRY has been chosen as one of the 150 Food Pantries across the nation as a finalist to win a share of $1.5 million in funding to benefit the pantry in Walmart’s “Food Pantry Holiday Makeover” Campaign.

It’s now time to mark your calendars for voting, which opens on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 12:01 am EST and ends Friday, Dec. 12 at 11:59 pm EST.

The voting site www.walmart.com/holidaymakeover<http://www.walmart.com/holidaymakeover> will not open until Dec. 2 at 12:01 am EST.

The 75 food pantries with the most votes from the public at the end of the voting period will receive a $20,000 grant. Winners will be announced Monday, Dec. 15.

To vote for Poverty Resistance Food Pantry.

1. Go to website and vote for Poverty Resistance Food Pantry every 24 hours.

2. Vote for Poverty Resistance Food Pantry every 24 hours using your Facebook account.

3. Use other Social media to spread the word to vote for Poverty Resistance Food Pantry, (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) go the website and vote.