To help meet the critical needs resulting from the global COVID-19 pandemic, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed $25 million to support organizations on the front lines responding to the outbreak. The commitment is intended to provide:
- $5 million to support global efforts to help countries prevent, detect and manage the coronavirus
- $10 million to support food banks, school meal programs and organizations that provide access to food for underserved populations
- $10 million to support efforts in local communities in the United States and international markets
To serve their customers and support their workforce, Walmart is also adjusting store hours, lending their parking lots to mobile testing centers, and providing nearly $550 million through bonuses and salary advances to hourly and supply chain associates.
Sam's Club is announcing a donation of $1 million to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to support efforts to help small businesses, including support for the LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund. The Fund helps provide emergency assistance to small business owners impacted by the pandemic.
Walmart also provided a $1.2 M grant to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Center for Education and Workforce.