Walmart Foundation funds Florida nonprofits with $1.2M in grants

Funding supports hunger relief, healthy eating, other local programs

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More than 50 Florida nonprofits have received more than $1.2 million in funding as a result of grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation. 
The funding will support hunger relief, healthy eating and other critical local programs across the state.
“We are grateful to generous corporate partners like Walmart for helping Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida continue to fill the gaps for our food-insecure neighbors in need,” said Mary Strickland, president and CEO of the nonprofit. “It’s this kind of long-term partnership that makes a lasting, positive impact for individuals across the community.”
The funding awarded in Florida is a combination of recent grant funding to national nonprofit organizations, who then redistributed the grants to select local affiliates across the state, as well as recent grants awarded by the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program.
In total, the grant funding amounts to more than $33 million nationwide and is estimated to provide more than 57 million meals to nearly 1.5 million people in communities throughout the country, including here in Florida.
“At Walmart, our mission is to help people live better,” said Robert Midgett, a State Giving Council representative for Walmart here in Florida. “These philanthropic investments further show our commitment to the communities in which we serve and allows local nonprofits to further fulfill their missions by helping residents most in need.”

For more information, people can visit the Walmart Foundation website.


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