Walmart recently joined Will Allen to announce a grant of $1 million from the Walmart Foundation to help Growing Power strengthen 20 community food centers in more than 15 states.
The event was held at Growing Power’s headquarters at 5500 W. Silver Spring Drive.
The gift from Walmart will be used by Growing Power to provide the community food centers with structural support, staff training, community education and strategies for success.
Allen, the founder and chief executive officer of Growing Power, said, “In rough times like today, everyone should have access to healthy and affordable food. What better way to obtain this food than growing it yourself or getting it from a local farmer?”
The grant is part of the Walmart Foundation’s National Giving Program, which includes hunger relief in addition to its long-standing goal of promoting production systems that sustain people and the environment by reducing waste, promoting energy efficiency and using renewable resources. The Growing Power grant represents a portion of the Walmart Foundation’s recent commitment of $2 billion to combat hunger in the United States.