Walmart takes leading role in fight against hunger

By Laura Mszar

Walmart has been a great partner to The Salvation Army in addressing the needs of our local communities, especially in the fight against hunger. Earlier this year they donated to our organization $1 million for hunger relief. These funds were a significant help to our food service programs, which have seen a major growth in demand while many of their shelves were running bare.

We applaud Walmart’s increased effort to support hunger relief, as they just announced they donated $799 million to the cause during their most recent fiscal year. Of this total, $732 million in cash and in-kind gifts went to programs within the United States.

According to their press release, Walmart has donated 256 million pounds of food to local food banks in the last year—the equivalent to 197 million meals! They have also given $62 million in grants to U.S. hunger nonprofits.

We hope you will help us express our sincere gratitude to Walmart for being a leader in the fight against hunger by “liking” them on Facebook or sending them a shout out on Twitter.  The Salvation Army and organizations like ours are able to more effectively serve those in need thanks to the assistance of caring community partners like Walmart.

To read Walmart’s press release, visit


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