As part of the More than Elevenmoms group, I recently learned about the Walmart Gives Back program. This $32 million holiday giving program recently kicked off with deliveries to food banks across the country. Thirty-five refrigerator trucks were loaded with Great Value products and fresh apples and sent out. It's estimated that the products will provide an extra 41 million meals to those in need.
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation will be supporting several nonprofit organizations this season. They include:
- Meals on Wheels: The Walmart Foundation is providing a $2.2 million grant to help fund 140 Meals on Wheels member programs across the nation that serve seniors.
- Feeding America: This holiday season they've donated 35 refrigerator trucks filled with products to Feeding America food banks across the country.
- Campus Kitchens Project: The Walmart Foundation is providing $300,000 in funding to help establish six new kitchens in cities across the U.S. Help college students join the fight to end hunger through support.
- Food Research and Action Center: FRAC works to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to end hunger and under-nutrition in the United States.
(As part of the More than Elevenmoms group, Walmart provides me with news and company information which you will see in this post.)