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Walmart Customers and Feeding America® Secure Record 230 Million Meals For "Fight Hunger. Spark Change." During 2018 Campaign


Walmart customers, Feeding America® and local food banks
across the nation helped secure a record 230 million meals for food
insecure households as part of their fifth annual "Fight Hunger. Spark
Change." campaign during the month of April.

"Because of the generous support of our suppliers, customers and
associates, food banks will be able to do even more this year to help
families who are struggling," said Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the
Walmart Foundation and chief sustainability officer for Walmart. "We are
passionate about fighting hunger, and through this campaign, we have
taken another significant step to breaking down the barriers that
prevent families from enjoying ready access to healthier, nutritious

Feeding America and Walmart have worked together for over a decade, and
partnered on Fight Hunger. Spark Change. for five years. With the help
of suppliers, Synchrony Bank, customers, and other partners, more than
$23 million was raised to support Feeding America and the network of 200
member food banks it serves. The money is used by each local food bank
to better serve the community and those who are food insecure. Over the
last five years, the campaign has raised more than $74 million to fight

"Year after year, we are blown away by the tremendous efforts put forth
by Walmart through the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign and this
year exceeded our expectations," said Matt Knott, President of Feeding
America. "Hunger touches every community in the U.S. We know what a
tremendous impact these 230 million meals will make for food banks
across the country and the families they serve. Thank you to Walmart,
its customers, suppliers and Synchrony Bank for your support."

During this year's campaign, Walmart and Feeding America collaborated
with Nextdoor, a private social media network active in 170,000
neighborhoods nationwide. Nextdoor invited community leaders, city
officials, local chefs, the local food bank, journalists and area
neighbors to come together around handcrafted tables made by Neighbor's
Table. The table remained as a gift in the community from Neighbor's
Table, so neighbors can continue to discuss how to best combat hunger
locally. Following the community gatherings, members of each community
were invited to learn more about ways they could help their local food

To download and use in its entirety with permission: A short film by
Walmart highlighting the 2018 campaign:

"It has truly been inspiring to travel across the country with Walmart
to raise awareness around the magnitude of America's hunger crisis and
the power of sparking change locally," said Nextdoor Co-founder and CEO
Nirav Tolia. "We, at Nextdoor, are committed to helping neighbors come
together to build stronger communities, and are grateful for the
remarkable work that Walmart has done to help local food banks serve
neighbors in need. We know that we likely won't solve this problem
today, or even this year, but, as we have witnessed over the last few
weeks, bringing neighbors and influencers together in local communities
can make a real difference."

As the nation's largest grocer, Walmart is in a unique leadership
position to positively impact the issue of hunger in the United States.
In October 2014, Walmart announced a commitment to create a more
sustainable food system, with a focus on improving the affordability of
food by lowering the "true cost" of food for both customers and the
environment, increasing access to food, making healthier eating easier,
and improving the safety and transparency of the food chain. This
commitment includes a goal of providing 4 billion meals to those
struggling with hunger in the U.S. by 2020.

About Walmart

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) helps people around the world save money and
live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and
through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 270 million customers
and members visit our more than 11,700 stores under 65 banners in 28
countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2018 revenue of
$500.3 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates
worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate
philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about
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