Biz Bytes: Walmart donated $17.8 million to Iowa charities this year

 

Biz Bytes: Walmart donated $17.8 million to Iowa charities this year

Walmart announced this month it has donated more than $17.8 million to non-profit organizations throughout Iowa over the past year. 

The cash and in-kind contributions were donated to support hunger relief, healthy eating, workforce development and disaster preparedness, according to a news release. 

In Iowa, Walmart donated more than 9.8 million pounds of food to local food banks and hunger relief organizations during its fiscal year. That's the equivalent of more than 8.2 million meals, according to the release.

In addition, Walmart employees are compensated for performing volunteer service to qualified non-profit organizations, according to the release. In Iowa, Walmart associates performed more than 11,300 hours of volunteer service. 

"We are proud to support local organizations in Iowa that are dedicated to helping residents throughout our state live better," said Kyla Luckie, Walmart regional general manager, in the release. "The commitment shown by these organizations is extremely admirable, and we look forward to their continued good work throughout our communities."

Source: https://qctimes.com