Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation announce Dec. 19 that they have donated a total of $20,933,291 in cash and in-kind contributions to non-profit organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex during fiscal year 2018.
This amount is part of the more than $133 million the company donated to charities across Texas, the companies said in a news release.
Walmart is uniquely positioned to support organizations that create opportunities, so people can live better. These donations support DFW-area programs focused on hunger relief, healthy eating, workforce development and disaster preparedness, the release said.
The release said Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation are dedicated to the fight against hunger. In Dallas-Fort Worth, Walmart donated 11.4 million pounds of food to local food banks and hunger relief organizations during FY18, which is the equivalent of 9.5 million meals (Feeding America Impact of Dollars Donated).
“The Tarrant Area Food Bank and the people we serve are grateful for the support of our friends at Walmart,” Bo Soderbergh, CEO of the Tarrant Area Food Bank, said in the news release. “Because of our partnership, we are able to provide healthy meals to families and individuals in need across the Tarrant County community.”
Walmart associates performed 3,258 hours of volunteer service in their communities throughout FY18.
“Our DFW associates value service and the importance of being engaged with their local communities,” said Sonya Hostetler, Vice President and Regional General Manager of Walmart Operations in Texas. “We are proud of the impact our people are having and proudly encourage them to continue this outstanding, selfless giving of their time and talents.”
The news release said Walmart employs 169,390 associates in Texas, and spent $52.4 billion with Texas suppliers in FY18, supporting 285,693 supplier jobs.
– FWBP Staff