EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (NEWS RELEASE) -- On Thursday, Walmart will hosted a “Day of Giving” event in Wisconsin, awarding 10 nonprofits with a Walmart Foundation Wisconsin State Giving grant.
The Walmart Day of Giving featured six simultaneous events across the state in Ashland, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Plover and Viroqua, awarding the organizations more than $465,500 in grants.
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation look for organizations that address the needs of the communities they serve and make a significant social impact within Walmart’s core areas of giving: hunger relief & healthy eating, sustainability, women’s economic empowerment and career opportunity.
• Vernon Economic Development Association will receive $51,575 for their Community Hunger Solutions project, an initiative that addresses food availability in the community.
• The BRICK will receive $46,300 for their Emergency Food Shelf Services program that provides an assortment of nutritious food items to families in need.
• Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley will receive $42,600 to support their Health and Nutrition program that aims to teach children about positive behaviors that nurture their own well being.
• Feed My People will receive $85,000 to expand their Weekend Kids’ Meals Program that provides children with food sufficient for four balanced meals when school meals are not available.
• Stepping Stones of Dunn County will receive $50,000 to support their Food Pantry that provides healthy and nutritious food and personal care.
• Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay will receive $40,000 to support its Summer Snack program that encourages active lifestyles and nutritious eating among its members.
• Kingdom Come will receive $25,000 to support its food pantry that supplies assorted groceries and household items to as many as 200 families on a weekly basis.
• AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin will receive $40,000 to support the ARCW HIV Specialty Food Pantry that provides hunger relief to HIV patients.
• Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin will receive $50,000 to continue their Mobile Pantry program that provides food for children and families who are struggling with hunger.
• Boys & Girls Club of Portage County will receive $35,066 for their Out-of-School Healthy Snack program to ensure children have access to healthy and nutritious snack items.