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Walmart, Sam's Club & Feeding America® Partner to Help Fight Hunger as the Need Continues as a Result of the Pandemic

By Kathleen McLaughlin, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart Inc.; President, Walmart Foundation
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Central to our mission at Walmart is helping people live better. That’s not just a statement – it’s a goal we work toward every day on behalf of our customers, members and communities. Helping people live better includes ensuring they have access to nutritious food, and for many people, that’s been a struggle this year.

As COVID-19 continues to impact communities, keeping some schools and businesses closed, and many employees furloughed, one issue is coming to the forefront: food insecurity.

'Race in the Workplace: The Black Experience,' a McKinsey & Co. Report Created in Collaboration with Walmart

By Donna Morris, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Walmart
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By Donna Morris, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Walmart

Immediately following the tragic murder of George Floyd, we knew Walmart had to be part of the solution. As the largest employer in the country, which includes a workforce of approximately 300,000 Black and African American associates, we quickly focused on what we could do to make a difference at scale.

Walmart, Sam's Club and the Walmart Foundation Announce Winter Weather Response Efforts To Help Those Affected by Recent Storms

Up to $1 million in cash and product committed to support relief efforts in Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. Feb. 22, 2021 /3BL Media/– With the catastrophic storms, power outages and water shortages affecting Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $1 million in cash and in-kind product donations to help with response efforts. 

Walmart U.S. CEO John Furner to Associates: 'A Memorable Year...and an Investment in You'

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Editor’s note: John Furner, President and CEO, Walmart U.S., sent the following note to Walmart U.S. associates.

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When I joined Walmart in 1993, one of the first things I learned working in the Garden Center at Store 100 in Bentonville, Arkansas, was that “Our people make the difference.” Today we’re releasing our FY21 results, and we’ll all remember 2020 as an unprecedented year in which our people truly made a difference.

P&G's Always Teams With Walmart to Urge Girls to Stay in Sports

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Procter & Gamble's feminine care brand Always launched a campaign with Walmart this week to urge people to help girls stay in sports as part of their personal growth.

Belonging Begins with Us: How We're Working to Help Everyone Feel Included

By William White, Chief Marketing Officer, Walmart U.S.
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Every day, we welcome shoppers of diverse backgrounds and walks of life into our stores and clubs. Not only do we want shoppers to feel safe and comfortable shopping with us, but we also want them to see their local Walmart as a place where they belong and as a place that belongs to them.

Army Veteran Remembers His Brother in Arms by Involving Walmart in Wreaths Across America

By Matt Smith, Walmart Corporate Affairs
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The holiday season is generally a time for celebration, but for many military families, it’s also a time of remembrance.

For Patrick Simmons, losing a brother in arms on 9/11 motivated him to help families and friends all over the country remember the fallen by supporting Wreaths Across America. Even though COVID-19 has made things a bit different this year, the charity is committed to laying wreaths, and Simmons is still leading the charge of Walmart’s support.

Walmart Business and Philanthropy Come Together to Help Fight Hunger This Holiday Season

Walmart Foundation donates $12 million to Feeding America; Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers allocate funds and product to hunger-relief organizations
Press Release

BENTONVILLE, Ark., December 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The holidays are a time of giving, but they are also a time of great need. Food insecurity continues to plague families and individuals across the country with an estimated 1 in 6 people at risk of hunger as a result of COVID-19. This is compared to a pre-pandemic number of 1 in 9 struggling with food insecurity, according to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.

Listening and Learning, Walmart Reopens Chicago Supercenters with a Community

By Keith Wyche, Vice President, Community Engagement & Support
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There’s a difference between existing in a community, and being part of one. At the core of that difference is a question: How well do you listen?

Since a wave of civil unrest shook the nation in June, we’ve been listening intently to the citizens of Chicago. And we’re making changes we’re proud of, to reflect the nature of a community we want to do more than just exist in.

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