On Thursday, April 28, 2011, Walmart employees rolled up their sleeves to pack and distribute Totes of Hope™, filled with nutritious food for the weekend, to low-income children at Annunciation School as part of Walmart’s$100,000 gift to FBR.
$150,000 has been gifted to FBR’s Totes of Hope™ program through Walmart Foundation over the past two years. This gift provides 600,000 meals for children in some of our most impoverished communities. In addition, nearly five million pounds of food were donated to FBR in 2010 through Sam’s Club and Walmart.
“It’s tragic to realize many Colorado children go without food over the weekend when school meal programs are not available. Walmart’s gift to our community makes a significant difference in these young lives through their support of our Totes of Hope™ program. These organizations also support our Denver’s Table Food Rescue by donating millions of pounds of nutritious food. Sam’s Club and Walmart are helping us feed hope to thousands in need. We are extremely grateful for their generosity,” said Kevin Seggelke, Food Bank of the Rockies President and CEO.
42% of those served through our partner agencies are children. Thanks to the generosity of our friends at Walmart, many of these kids can stop worrying about where their weekend meals will come from and can focusing on being kids.