I am proud to be affiliated with Walmart and as part of their More than Elevenmoms group, I learned that recently Walmart and the Walmart Foundation launched a program called Walmart Gives Back to benefit those in need this holiday season. This holiday giving initiative will provide $32 million in monetary and in-kind donations to charitable organizations across the United States. Recently executives from Feeding America, Meals On Wheels and Walmart packed Great Value-branded products and fresh apples onto 35 refrigerator trucks, then sent them out to help put meals on tables in communities nationwide. Feeding America estimates the trucks will help food banks provide an additional 52.5 million pounds of food – or 41 million additional meals – per year.
In addition, the Walmart Foundation is providing a $2.2 million grant to Meals On Wheels Association of America. Through this funding, 140 Meals On Wheels programs across the nation will upgrade or replace delivery vehicles, stoves, refrigerators and freezers. These improvements will help increase the number of meals provided to the one in nine seniors facing the threat of hunger. Walmart also gives at the local level to the Salvation Army and this season the Red Kettles will fundraise at Walmart stores and Sam’s Club locations nationwide from Friday, Nov. 27 through Thursday, Dec. 24.
I am proud to be a Walmart shopper because I know that the company does so much for our communities throughout the year and for those in need for the holidays. Support your local Walmart as you do your Christmas shopping this year! To learn more about Walmart’s Giving Back campaign and how you can help visit walmartgiving.com.
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