By William White, Chief Marketing Officer, Walmart U.S.
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.
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 Foundation donates $12 million to Feeding America; Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers allocate funds and product to hunger-relief organizations
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.
By Keith Wyche, Vice President, Community Engagement & Support
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.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., November 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ — On Thursday, November 19, Walmart and America’s largest and top-ranked historically Black university, North Carolina A&T State University, announced plans to launch the Equity in Education Initiative, a new program aimed at increasing the number of African American college graduates securing careers in fields critical to the nation’s workforce. The program will support undergraduate students with tailored resources and assistance as they pursue degrees in business, engineering and other professional disciplines.
By Eileen Hyde, Director, Sustainable Food Systems and Food Access
The problem of food insecurity is not new. Yet amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s taken on new urgency, as job loss and school closures disrupt the rhythms of life – and have often left America’s children unsure of where their next meal is coming from.
The Walmart Foundation recently announced it will award two grants totaling $4.5 million to the NGOs Tanager and Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) in order to improve the livelihoods of Indian farmers. These grants are a part of a $25 million commitment the foundation made in September 2018 to support smallholder Indian farmers over the course of five years.