As part of Walmart’s commitment to fight hunger in Maryland, the Walmart Foundation invites local nonprofits with hunger relief programs to apply for grants of between $25,000 and $200,000. The deadline to submit grant requests is Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Central time.
“We see these grants as opportunities to use our size and strengths to help others,” said Charita Mariner, a Walmart Market Manager in Maryland. 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 http://corporate.walmart.com/_foundation_/apply-for-grants/state-giving-program.
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 Maryland during FY2016, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation helped local communities with $6,660,469 in cash and in-kind donations to Maryland nonprofits, and Walmart donated 3,155,620 pounds of food, which is the equivalent of 2,629,683 meals. Click here (http://giving.walmart.com/foundation) to learn more about Walmart and the Walmart Foundation’s commitments to fight hunger and provide nutrition education.