Bentonville, Ark. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced a $2 billion cash and in-kind commitment Wednesday, stepping up efforts to help end hunger in America. The new five-year initiative, "Fighting Hunger Together," includes four key components:
Collaboration with government, food manufacturers and other corporations that are fighting hunger to increase impact and reach a greater number of families in need.
The Walmart Foundation announced the first grants as part of this commitment, including donations totaling $8 million, will help U.S. food banks improve capacity. This includes $6 million to purchase 60 refrigerated trucks for Feeding America food banks, and donations totaling $10 million will help ensure that children across the United States are fed healthy meals during the school year and summer months.