Walmart and the Walmart Foundation said Monday the company gave
more than $24.7 million in cash and in-kind contributions to
charitable organizations throughout Wisconsin last year.
Globally, the company and its foundation donated more than $1.3
billion to non-profit groups, surpassing the previous year’s
total by more than $244 million, according to a statement.
“At Walmart, we endeavor to cultivate meaningful relationships
with organizations that offer solutions to issues that matter
most to our customers and associates,” said Mitch Cox, Walmart
regional general manager. “We’re proud of the relationships
we’ve built with nonprofits across Wisconsin. Together we can
make a difference in the communities in which we serve and help
our neighbors succeed and thrive.”
In Wisconsin, Walmart donated more than 13 million pounds of
food to local food banks during the last fiscal year. The
retailer and its foundation have partnered with Feeding America
Eastern Wisconsin Inc. to support the organization’s School
Pantry Program, which provides local students and families with
food, according to a statement.