In 2010, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation made a historic $2 billion commitment to fight hunger in America through cash and in-kind donations. The Fighting Hunger Together leverages Walmart and the Walmart Foundation’s size and scale to provide nutritious food and funding to nonprofits that are committed to finding solutions for this important issue.
Walmart is committed to providing access to the food that enables kids to learn and grow. One way we do that is through our Breakfast in the Classroom program, because eating healthy breakfast every day is essential to the growth and development of our children as students. For example, through Walmart's help, every student at Port Towns Elementary School in Maryland now begins their day with breakfast, giving them a good start to the day and an opportunity to live a full life.
Our associates also are invested in the work to fight child hunger one kid at a time. In 2012, Walmart associates assembled 3,000 hunger relief packages and donated them to a local food bank, providing meals for thousands of children in local schools.
To date, "Fighting Hunger Together" has provided more than $122 million in grants and 594 million pounds of food to communities. By 2015, we will donate more than 1.1 billion pounds of food from Walmart stores, distribution centers and Sam's Club locations, valued at $1.75 billion, awarded $250 million in grants to support hunger relief organizations at the local, state and national levels, and collaborate with government, food manufacturers, other foundations and corporations to better understand and fight the issue of hunger in America.