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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About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.