Nation's Largest Hunger Relief Organization Responds to Walmart's Annual Giving Report Released Today

April 6, 2011

Statement attributable to Vicki Escarra, President and CEO of Feeding America:

"Walmart's generous, active involvement with Feeding America is helping to provide a brighter future for millions of food insecure individuals and families served by our network of food banks and their agencies. Their fiscal year 2011 support totaled 197 million meals, equivalent to 256 million pounds of healthy, nutritious food and grocery product, being donated to local Feeding America food banks. They have also donated $20 million for our domestic hunger relief programs.

"These contributions are vital elements for families coast to coast who are living with hunger or on the brink of it. We applaud Walmart's ongoing commitment to hungry Americans and thank them for their amazing support."


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