Walmart Gives $100,000 to 10 Nonprofits Fighting Hunger on the 10th Day of "12
Days of Giving" Holiday Campaign
Walmart awards grants to organizations from Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, New
York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Texas
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 19, 2012
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --On the 10th day of its "12
Days of Giving" holiday campaign, Walmart is awarding $100,000 to 10
nonprofits who are feeding the hungry by cooking, growing, distributing,
transporting, providing and serving food in their local communities. One of
the winning organizations, Community Harvest Project, serves its community by
bringing volunteers together to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for hunger
Over twelve consecutive days, Walmart will award a total of $1.5 million to
140 organizations across the country that are providing basic needs and
services such as food, shelter, clothing and medical care. Organizations
receiving grants today are featured on Walmart's Live Better tab on Facebook.
The organizations serve communities in: Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, New York,
Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Texas.
"One in six people in the U.S. at some point each year don't know where their
next meal will come from," said Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the
Walmart Foundation. "Fighting hunger is an issue that Walmart is committed to
each day, but we know it takes a special significance during the holidays, and
we're happy to support these local organizations' efforts to ensure people in
their communities have proper food and nourishment."
Walmart's November call for submissions resulted in more than 21,677
nominations from Facebook users who submitted descriptions of each nonprofit's
impact in its local community. Submissions were initially reviewed by Walmart
associates from across the company and then a panel from the Walmart
Foundation selected the winning organizations.
The organizations being spotlighted today for "Fighting Hunger" include:
Nonprofit Name City State Grant Amount
"Bread for the Journey" Food Pantry Warren ME $10,000
Community Harvest Project North Grafton MA $10,000
Gleaners Community Kitchen Canandaigua NY $10,000
Hays County Food Bank San Marcos TX $10,000
Jewish Relief Agency Bala Cynwyd PA $10,000
Katy Christian Ministries Katy TX $10,000
Life Line Food Bank Orofino ID $10,000
Lighthouse Community Food Pantry Cumberland RI $10,000
Loaves and Fishes Enid OK $10,000
Smith Chapel Food Pantry Logan OH $10,000
About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better
through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally,
Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it
serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving:
Hunger Relief and Nutrition, Sustainability, Workforce Opportunity and Women's
Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight
against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015.
To date, Walmart has donated more than 1 billion pounds of food to those in
need across the country. To learn more about Walmart's giving, visit
SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Contact: Tara Raddohl, Walmart, 1-800-331-0085, news.walmart.com/reporter
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