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Walmart Gives $2 Billion to Fight Hunger

Walmart Gives $2 Billion to Fight Hunger

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Rachel Rossitto | Tonic

May 12, 2010

Walmart announced today that they will give $2 billion in cash and food to the nation’s food banks, recorded as one of the largest corporate donations, according to The New York Times.

The company plans to give 1.1 billion pounds of food to food banks and provide $250 million to help those organizations improve their programs.

A recent survey by Feeding America found that 37 million people a year now use food banks, a 46 percent increase from 2006. In other words, 1 in every 8 Americans uses a food bank to make ends meet.

Boy oh boy Walmart — we’re appreciative of your generous donation.

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