Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed $25 million to support organizations responding to the coronavirus outbreak, the company said in a news release Tuesday.
The funds will be distributed in grants to address public health needs, food security, and other community needs both locally and internationally, said the release. The first grants are expected to be issued this week.
Here’s how it breaks down:
- $5 million will support global efforts in preventing, detecting and managing the coronavirus
- $10 million will support food banks, school meal programs and organizations that provide access to food for underserved populations
- $10 million will support efforts in US communities and global markets.
“In times of need, we see communities come together to do extraordinary things. This pandemic is no different,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, executive vice president and chief sustainability officer for Walmart and president of the Walmart Foundation.
“We hope these grants will help to expand critical response efforts as we continue to work together to address the impact of Covid-19.”