Live Better: Daryl Foriest
Through our commitment to sustainability and hunger relief, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are helping food banks nationwide save energy and feed more people.
Empowering farmers to grow food sustainably
Preserving our environment is essential as we consider our present and our future. The Walmart Foundation concentrates on helping people understand how families and communities can live better by using fewer natural resources, as well as growing healthy food in a more sustainable way.
$1 million to support Mississippi River Delta farmers
Walk through any grocery aisle, and it's clear: there is a strong demand for local, healthy, sustainably produced food in our communities. And there are a lot of small-scale farmers out there who want to meet that need. But the reality is that many of them simply don't have the resources to deliver for their communities. This is particularly true in the Southern United States' Mississippi River Delta region.
The Walmart Foundation recently announced a $1 million commitment to Winrock International, a nonprofit organization that works with people in the U.S. and around the world to empower low-income communities to increase their economic opportunity and sustain natural resources. Our partnership with Winrock is designed to help small-scale Delta region farmers succeed by giving them access to resources, information, and financial investment.
Growing Power partnership
In addition to supporting rural farmers, The Walmart Foundation also works directly with farmers in big cities to support urban farms that are growing healthy food in sustainable ways.
Growing Power is a national nonprofit that is training communities around the country in sustainable farming techniques that can be used in both urban and rural areas. The Walmart Foundation recently awarded $1 million to the organization to strengthen community food centers and improve food security in 20 cities across the U.S. This effort will provide quality training in sustainable agriculture to community members, advocate for a locally based food system and engage in the production and distribution of naturally grown food for everyone – especially low-income families.