Bentonville, Ark. -- Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced $958.9 million in cash and in-kind contributions around the globe during the fiscal year ending January 31, 2012. The company's U.S. giving grew nearly 20%, largely due to increased donations of produce, meats, poultry and other nutritious food to local food banks from Walmart stores, Sam's Club locations and distribution centers.
Overall, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation's giving in the last fiscal year includes:
- $872.7 million in cash and in-kind gifts in the United States, up from $732 million in fiscal year ending 2011;
- $86.2 million in cash and in-kind gifts in international markets, up from $66.8 million in fiscal year ending 2011;
- $958.9 million in global charitable contributions from Walmart and its Foundation in fiscal year ending 2012.
Included in the $958.9 million is $101.3 million in cash and in-kind gifts given by Sam's Club and the Sam's Club Giving Program to support local U.S. organizations, which included 49.6 million lbs. of food or more than 38 million meals. The Sam's Club Giving Program also supports small business success and preventative health and wellness programs.