Walmart Foundation awards $57,000 to Arkansas nonprofits through Alliance

The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, through a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation, has awarded $57,000 in sub-grants to 126 deserving Arkansas nonprofits and organizations.

The 2020 Emergency Food Relief Grant gave feeding programs and other organizations across Arkansas the chance to apply for up to $1,500 — or $3,000 in an emergency — to help provide much needed financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alliance received 240 applications for this grant, totaling over $400,000 in aid requests.

The 126 organizations that were awarded sub-grants will use this funding for a variety of emergency food relief and capacity building purposes, including: food items, translation services, personal protection equipment, cleaning products, refrigerators and coolers, and storage containers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted virtually every facet of life for the people the Alliance serves. The Emergency Food Relief Grant from the Walmart Foundation allowed the Alliance to distribute resources to the organizations that need it most: those fighting hunger and helping individuals and families throughout Arkansas.

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About the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, lead partner in Arkansas for the No Kid Hungry campaign, is a non-profit collaborative network of more than 520 hunger relief organizations across Arkansas. Our founding members include the Arkansas Foodbank in Little Rock, the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas in Jonesboro, Harvest Regional Food Bank in Texarkana, Food Bank of North Central Arkansas in Norfork, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank in Bethel Heights and River Valley Regional Food bank in Fort Smith. The Alliance is a collaborative organization that works on behalf of Arkansans facing hunger. We invite you to visit www.ARhungeralliance.org for details on hunger relief programs, volunteer opportunities and donor information.

About Philanthropy at Walmart

Walmart.org represents the philanthropic efforts of Walmart and the Walmart Foundation. By leaning in where our business has unique strengths, we work to tackle key social issues and collaborate with others to spark long-lasting systemic change. Walmart has stores in 27 countries, employing more than 2 million associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. Walmart.org is helping people live better by supporting programs that work to accelerate upward job mobility for frontline workers, address hunger and make healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality, and build strong communities where Walmart operates. To learn more, visit www.walmart.org or find us on Twitter @walmartorg.