A food bank serving La Crosse County and southeastern Minnesota was awarded a $500,000 grant Monday.

Channel One Regional Food Bank was voted the winner of the first-ever "All-Star Fans Choose" grant, part of the 2014 All-Star legacy giving program.

The announcement of the winner came at the home-run derby during All-Star game festivities in the Twin Cities.

About 75 thousand fans voted for Channel One. The organization was one of seven Upper Midwest non-profit organizations named as finalists for the grant.

The food bank serves an average of 100,000 people a year throughout LaCrosse, Winona, Houston, and Fillmore counties as well as other parts of southeastern Minnesota.