Walmart to give grants to hunger relief programs

Published 7:27 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2017

As part of Walmart’s commitment to fight hunger in Alabama, the Walmart Foundation invites local nonprofits with hunger relief programs to apply for grants between $25,000 and $200,000.

The Foundation began accepting grant applications on Monday, Feb. 6.

The deadline to submit grant requests is Friday, Feb. 10 at 11:59 p.m. Central time.

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“We see these grants as opportunities to use our size and strengths to help others,” said Phillip Keene, Walmart’s director of communications for the Southeast. “Supporting local hunger-relief programs is one more way we can help children and families have access to nutritious food.”

Hunger-relief programs may include, but are not limited to, food pantries, backpack programs and SNAP outreach.

Eligible applicants must have a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

Grant submissions are only accepted online at

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed to provide four billion meals between 2015 and 2020 to people in need. Walmart aims to reach this goal through grants to charitable organizations and hunger-relief programs, as well as through food donations from Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers. In Alabama during FY2016, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation helped local communities with more than $27 million in cash and in-kind donations to Alabama nonprofits, and Walmart donated 14 million pounds of food, which is the equivalent of 12 million meals.

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