The Walmart Foundation has announced a two-year, $12 million grant to Feeding America in support of efforts to reduce barriers and increase access to food assistance for food insecure individuals across the United States.
The commitment will provide capacity investments for several member food banks, enabling them to increase the amount of food they are able to source and distribute, and will also support digital ads and one-on-one application assistance for those in need and the expansion of the organization's Order Ahead app, which enables food-insecure individuals to order food from a food bank or partner organization and pick up their order at a convenient location, drive-thru, or locker and/or opt for home delivery. The company also is encouraging its stores, Sam's Clubs, and distribution centers in the United States to commit funds and continue making product donations to hunger-relief organizations through the end of the year.
"We are tremendously grateful to Walmart and the Walmart Foundation for their generous support and their longstanding commitment to fighting hunger in every community across the country," said Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot. "Their support has been transformational for the fight to end hunger."