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03/18/2020

Retailers donate millions to local groups

Dan Ochwat
Executive Editor
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Retailers are donating significant amounts of money to organizations working to push back against the spread of the coronavirus and help feed America.

Walmart announced a $25 million donation to be spread across three areas:

  • $5 million to support international efforts to help countries prevent, detect and manage the coronavirus;
  • $10 million to aid food banks, school meal programs and organizations that provide access to food for underserved populations; and
  • $10 million to support efforts in local communities in the United States and international markets.

Walmart is donating the money through its Walmart Foundation. By comparison, other retailers like H-E-B have donated $3 million to local organizations helping seniors and low-income families during this time, including money to help with mobile services that go out to communities to feed them. The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation also announced a $3 million commitment to rapidly deploy hunger-relief resources to communities disproportionately impacted.

More on this story can be found at sister publication Progressive Grocer.