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Walmart Donates $15M+ to Nonprofits in Washington State

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SEATTLE, Wash. - Walmart continues to make a difference in the fight against hunger.

Walmart directors and managers say over the last fiscal year, the company has donated more than $15 million to nonprofit organizations in Washington state.

Over the last year, Walmart has donated 8,031,267 pounds of food to food banks throughout Washington state. The retailer and its foundation also partnered with Second Harvest to provide a new semi-truck, to help increase the organization's food distribution capabilities.

In 2010, Walmart announced a $2 billion commitment of cash and in-kind gifts to hunger relief organizations in the U.S. By 2015.

In the last year, Walmart has donated more than $1 billion in cash and in-kind contributions to charities nationwide. That's the first time Walmart or any U.S. retailer has achieved that level of giving.

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