CHICAGO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement attributable to Vicki Escarra, President and CEO of Feeding America:
"Walmart's generous, active involvement with Feeding America is helping to provide a brighter future for millions of food insecure individuals and families served by our network of food banks and their agencies. Their fiscal year 2011 support totaled 197 million meals, equivalent to 256 million pounds of healthy, nutritious food and grocery product, being donated to local Feeding America food banks. They have also donated $20 million for our domestic hunger relief programs.
"These contributions are vital elements for families coast to coast who are living with hunger or on the brink of it. We applaud Walmart's ongoing commitment to hungry Americans and thank them for their amazing support."
About Feeding America
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 63,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.
SOURCE Feeding America