The Walmart Foundation announced a new program today that will donate $2 million dollars to help food banks save money on their energy bills.
The food banks selected were located in high-need, food-insecure areas such as Baton Rouge, Charlotte, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Theodore (Alabama), New Orleans, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and New York.
The grants will help the food banks upgrade their refrigeration appliances, heating, air conditioning, and lighting. This will save a collective $625,000 annually in energy costs, which is enough to buy approximately 390,000 more pounds of food a year. The environment will also benefit, as energy use will be reduced by about 5.2 million kilowatt hours annually—the equivalent of powering 400 homes a year.
“The savings will go on for many years to come and will go where it belongs, which is food and services,” said Margaret McKenna, president of the Walmart Foundation.
At All Green Electronics Recycling, we’re happy to see Walmart help others and go All Green!