“Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
On the inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, 70 Walmart associates gave up a day off to give back to their community. These employees joined 90 other community volunteers to pack and sort the second-highest amount of food ever in a 3-hour Volunteer Experience, according to North Texas Food Bank Warehouse Coordinator Randy Gould.
Senior Manager of Public Affairs at Wal-Mart, Kellie Duhr, told KDAF that Walmart is the largest food donator in the United States, and that helping the North Texas Food Bank “just fits” with their business.
Associates that attended the event also signed a banner with their dreams for a better, hunger-free North Texas.
Chief Philanthropy Officer at the Food Bank, Colleen Brinkmann, told KDAF that Walmart was the “largest corporate supporter of Feeding America, our national hunger organization,” and that “they are a key supporter of the North Texas Food Bank, providing premier product through the Retail Food Pick-Up Program, as well as giving their time, and financial support which helps with the operations of the Food Bank.”
This dedicated group helped pack and sort 73,000 meals to go out to the 53,000 families that the North Texas Food Bank serves. These volunteers serve an especially crucial purpose in getting food out to families in our service area, and we thank Walmart for joining us on this Day of Service!
You can learn more about Walmart Gives Back at www.walmartgiving.com