Walmart gives more than $34 million to Hoosier charities

Friday, December 21, 2018

As part of their mission to make a difference, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation have donated more than $34 million in cash and in-kind contributions to non-profit organizations in Indiana during FY18.

These donations support Hoosier programs focused on hunger relief, healthy eating, workforce development and disaster preparedness.

Specifically, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation are dedicated to the fight against hunger and are determined to help families who need ready access to nutritious food.

In Indiana, Walmart and Sam’s Club donated 18,678,011 pounds of food to Hoosier food banks and hunger relief organizations during FY18, which is the equivalent of 15,565,009 meals.

“Walmart has been a strong partner in hunger relief for more than a decade,” Gleaners President and CEO John Elliott said. “Through financial support, purchases of trucks and donations of food, Walmart’s generosity has benefitted countless Hoosiers served by Gleaners in our 21-county service area.”

In addition, Walmart encourages associates to get involved with charitable organizations that matter to them, their families and the communities they serve.

In Indiana, Walmart associates performed 25,987 hours of volunteer service throughout FY18.

The Walmart Foundation supports organizations by awarding grants that have a long-lasting, positive impact on communities across the U.S. In addition, Walmart U.S. stores, clubs and distribution centers award cash grants to support local nonprofits. The Walmart Foundation also provides funds for equipment, trucks and logistical expertise to support non-profit organizations extend their reach and impact and help those in need.

Walmart spent $1.2 billion with Hoosier suppliers in FY 18, which supported more than 42,000 supplier jobs.

In FY 18, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation contributed more than $34 million in cash and in-kind donations to local nonprofits in Indiana.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: