Walmart Foundation funds cutting-edge food waste trials with WRAP

The Walmart Foundation has awarded nearly US$750,000 to WRAP, the UK’s leading sustainability charity delivering behaviour change interventions (BCIs), to develop new interventions to slash household food waste in the UK and Canada, in a partnership with the National Zero Waste Council in Canada. The UK-Canada partnership will focus on high-impact food waste behaviours and designing new interventions using WRAP’s long track record in behaviour change. Research is underway in both countries, with BCI prototypes to be piloted between March 2022 and 2023. Sarah Clayton, Head of Citizen Behaviour Change at…

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Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation Announce Winter Weather Response Efforts to Help Those Affected by Recent Storms

With the catastrophic storms, power outages and water shortages affecting Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $1 million in cash and in-kind product donations to help with response efforts. As part of the commitment, funds will support Feeding Texas’ emergency response efforts in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, the Rio Grande Valley and other areas across the state impacted by winter weather. Food banks in these areas are working hard to set up critical distribution locations to connect those in…

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World Wildlife Fund Joins the Walmart Foundation, Cargill, McDonald’s to Launch Million-Acre Grazing Initiative to Help Restore Grasslands, Address Climate Change

Cross-industry collaboration is crucial to meeting the global demand for protein while also addressing the urgency of climate change and nature loss. Responding to this challenge, the Walmart Foundation, Cargill and McDonald’s are investing over $6 million in an initiative led by World Wildlife Fund that aims to make lasting improvements to the grasslands of the Northern Great Plains. The new program, known as the Ranch Systems and Viability Planning (RSVP) network, will support ranchers across the ecoregion—focusing primarily on Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota—with technical expertise, training and tools…

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Fair Trade USA Awarded $1.4 Million Grant from the Walmart Foundation to Deepen Impact for Farmers

Fair Trade USA®, has received a grant from the Walmart Foundation to strengthen support for producer-led community development projects along fair trade supply chains. The $1.4 million grant, which runs through 2022, will enable the organization to develop a more data-driven, standardized needs assessment process and deploy tools for farmers and workers to implement impactful projects in their communities, projects which are expected to become more critical than ever during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Fair Trade USA’s global model improves livelihoods in producer communities in 49 countries through its…

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Walmart, Flipkart and Walmart Foundation Provide INR 460 Million of Support to India’s COVID-19 Fight

Walmart Inc., Flipkart and the Walmart Foundation are supporting India’s COVID-19 response with a combined effort that will contribute needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers and financial support for organizations providing essential relief materials to farmers and small businesses. Walmart Inc. and Flipkart will spend INR 383 million to bring in-kind donations into India to help with the front-line response efforts. The companies will focus on providing PPE, such as N95 masks and medical gowns, for distribution by non-government organizations (NGOs) to public healthcare workers. Walmart and Flipkart…

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