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As we recognize the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who invested his life in making America more equitable for all people, it’s clear we have more work to do. His message of non-violent civic engagement remains highly relevant today…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 17, 2020 – 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,…
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…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 14, 2020 – During the holidays, Walmart and The Salvation Army work together through two iconic giving programs – the Red Kettle and Angel Tree campaigns. But because of the pandemic, they’ve had to find new and innovative ways to help people continue to give to those in need. Now, in an effort to keep customers in the…
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. In June,…
It’s a night made for a drive-in movie. Temperatures in the low 70s, a cool easy breeze, a clear sky dramatic in the twilight. On this postcard-perfect night in Bryant, Arkansas, Walmart customers Terry Wilburn and his wife are attending their first drive-in movie in, um, “it’s been awhile.”…
NEW DELHI, India, Sept. 17, 2020 – Underscoring the importance of smallholder farmers to India’s pandemic recovery, the Walmart Foundation today announced two new grants as part of a commitment made in September 2018 to invest $25 million (approximately Rs. 180 crores) over five years in improving farmer livelihoods in India. The new funding,…
BENTONVILLE, Ark. Sept. 1, 2020 – With the catastrophic storm, flooding and power outages affecting southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $2.5 million in cash and in-kind product donations to organizations leading response and recovery efforts. The funds and product donations…
Sometimes the price of doing the same thing is higher than the price of changing. Product suppliers all over the world had to calculate this cost earlier in the year as they rapidly adapted their businesses to the changing needs of the global pandemic. And by adapting quickly, they were able…
EL PASO, Texas, Aug. 3, 2020 — Walmart today held a private remembrance event at the Grand Candela Memorial for the victims, families and associates impacted by last year’s tragedy. Following the event at noon, the public was invited to reflect at the Memorial, located in the store parking lot. To honor the 23 lives lost from last year’s tragedy,…
Chicago, like cities across America, has seen its share of historic challenges these past months. And like the rest of the country, this great city is navigating a global health crisis while at the same time confronting the racism and discrimination that have perpetuated a set of systems that…
COVID-19 has created a near-perfect storm of uncertainty, and we’ve seen its impact ripple through the communities we serve. As a company committed to helping people save money and live better, we are working…