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Walmart Foundation Donates To COVID-19 Defense


The Walmart Foundation has committed $25 million to support communities impacted by COVID-19.  The donation will be distributed among international efforts to help countries prevent, detect and manage coronavirus infection ($5 million); food donations to food banks school meal programs serving impoverished communities ($10 million) and to local communities in both the U.S. and internationally to respond to COVID-19($10 million).


Kathleen McLaughlin, Chief Sustainability Officer stated, "in times of need we see communities come together to do extraordinary things".  She added "this pandemic is no different, we are humbled by the efforts of our store associates, non-profit partners and citizens across the globe who are coming together to support those in need." 

Walmart is joined by a number of food retailers in providing resources to alleviate suffering caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  These include H-E-B and the Kroger Company Zero Hunger Program that have donated $3 million.