The commitments include $5 million in support of global efforts to help countries prevent, detect, and manage the virus; $10 million for food banks, school meal programs, and nonprofits that provide underserved populations with access to food; and $10 million to meet critical needs in local communities in the United States and the retailer's international markets.
"In times of need, we see communities come together to do extraordinary things. This pandemic is no different," said Kathleen McLaughlin, executive vice president and chief sustainability officer for Walmart and president of the Walmart Foundation. "We are humbled by the efforts of our store associates, nonprofit partners, and citizens across the globe who are coming together to support those in need. We hope these grants will help to expand critical response efforts as we continue to work together to address the impact of COVID-19."