This summer, the Walmart Foundation is committing $25 million to provide nutritious meals, learning opportunities and jobs to youth across the U.S. 

Millions of children who live in inner cities and lower-income households look forward to a healthy free lunch during the school day. Our nation’s public school teachers take special care to help these same children grow intellectually. As they get older, our high schools help them gain job skills that will take them far in life. What happens to these kids when school is out? Who looks out for them? Who’s helping them stay on the right track? 

This summer, the Walmart Foundation is stepping up to help through a $25 million commitment. Through our funding, millions of elementary, middle and high school students are less likely to fall behind this summer. Instead, they’ll have a better summer and live better lives.

Benefiting Nonprofit Organizations:

Summer feeding: YMCA, National Recreation and Parks Association
Summer learning: National Summer Learning Association
Summer jobs: Urban Municipalities (5 total)

In San Diego donations total $1,723,450:

  • $223,450 – San Diego Unified School District – Towards providing nutritious meals.
  • $1,500,000 over three years – THINK Together – Towards providing learning opportunities. 

On June 23, 2011, San Diego Council President Tony Young, School Board Trustee Sheila Jackson, Randy Barth of THINK Together, and Walmart Market Manager Steve Markey served up free lunches to neighborhood kids at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Park on Skyline Drive in San Diego. After announcing the Walmart Foundation’s $1.77 million commitment to the children of San Diego with funding for summer meals and learning programming, families were treated to barbeque lunches grilled on brand-new equipment.
San Diego Council President Tony Young and Walmart Market Manager Steve Markey serve lunches to kids at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Park on Skyline Drive on June 23, 2011. After announcing the Walmart Foundation’s $1.77 million commitment to the children of San Diego with funding for summer meals and learning programming, families were treated to barbeque lunches grilled on brand-new equipment. 

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