LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Some employees at a Walmart in Lakewood honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his death on Wednesday.

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The employees collected donated food and toiletries at eight local stores which were all boxed up and sent to Food Banks of the Rockies and Family Tree House of Hope.

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Walmart also gave both nonprofits a check for $500 each.

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Both agencies are still accepting donations.

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