Walmart Gives Back in Nebraska

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

Nebraska nonprofits receiving grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation:

  • Heartland Hope Mission
  • Food Bank for the Heartland
  • Tabitha, Inc.
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha
  • City Impact
  • Madonna School
  • Society of Saint Andrew, Inc.
  • Teammates Mentoring Program

One of the world's largest companies is giving back to Nebraskans.

Monday, Walmart announced they gave more than $11.2 million in cash and contributions to Nebraska non-profit groups.

“As a global retailer, we can use our size and scale to make a tremendous impact on the communities we serve,” said Mindy Ellis, Walmart regional general manager for Nebraska.

“By partnering with local nonprofits, we are able to pinpoint areas where Nebraska needs the most help and support programs that will better the lives of our customers and associates.”

In Nebraska, Walmart donated nearly 6 million pounds of food to local food banks over the last fiscal year.

To help best serve families, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have partnered with the Society of Saint Andrew.

Mike Shambaugh-Miller with the Society of St. Andrew – Nebraska says they're grateful for the generosity.

“It provides us with the resources to move forward with gleanings across the state this summer and next fall. The produce from those gleanings will find its way within hours to the plates of families whose diets are chronically short of the healthy foods many of us take for granted."

In the fiscal year ending January 2014, Walmart boasted $473 billion dollars in net sales. Walmart ranks first on the FORTUNE 500 list of the world’s largest companies by revenue.

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