Saturday, November 14, 2009

Walmart Gives Back

We constantly see news that this year is getting harder and harder on families. More and more people are reaching out for help, needing a little support to stay on their feet. There are several nonprofits out there offering assistance to those in need, but these organizations often run short as well. Luckily, there are companies offering support to such programs.

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.
The Walmart Gives Back program stands to make a huge impact this holiday season. In their fight against hunger, they will be helping out millions across the country.

(As part of the More than Elevenmoms group, Walmart provides me with news and company information which you will see in this post.)

1 comment:

2Wired2Tired said...

Very cool. I always love to here stories of big corporations or celebrities doing charitable things. It seems we only hear the negative and very rarely hear the positive.