Archive for the 'Walmart Hunger' Category

BEST WAY TO FEED THE HUNGRY: PAY WORKERS…

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Walmart is very fond of spending charitable funds to garner tax breaks and public relations good will, but never seems to ask the question: how many of our employees are showing up to get food to feed their families because we don’t pay a living wage? In launching its new “Fight Hunger. Spark Change,” campaign, […]

HOW MANY RECIPIENTS ARE WALMART KIDS…?

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

There are hungry children living in Indiana. That is a shameful fact for the wealthiest nation in the history of the Earth where the minimum wage does not provide enough money for a couple to feed themselves and their two children. Walmart leveled up in corporate infamy when the above photo went public two years […]

KATRINA HIT ONCE, WALMART HITS 24/7/365…

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

We did what we could here in Cleveland to help the survivors of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Walmart chipped in as well. On the 10th anniversary of New Orleans nearly disappearing, Walmart wants to feel good again and thinks that $5 million dollars a year for five years, spread across the whole globe, is […]

HOW MUCH DID WALMART CHILDREN GET…?

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

School starts next week and school-supply frenzy is in full swing. I can’t count the number of collection sites and pleas for donations I’ve seen in recent weeks for children whose parents can’t afford new clothes and supplies and all the other expenses required by a free public education. Once again Walmart has turned to […]

COULD THE RAISES DAMAGE THIS CARING…?

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Despite the reports of intra-Walmart squabbles engendered by the pay raises, I think Walmart workers, especially those at the bottom of the pay scale, will remain compassionate and supportive of each other. The challenge will be to not let management divide and conquer. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

WALMART RIDING ON PUBLIC GENEROSITY…

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

That Walmart uses money from a good-feelings slush fund to give people the impression that the Bentonvile Behemoth actually cares about hungry people is bad enough, but when the company leverages donations from outside the company to earn public-relations brownie points, well, I find such actions simply shameful. From Walmart fights hunger locally and nationally […]

FIGHT HUNGER, SPARK CHANGE, AT WALMART…

Monday, April 6th, 2015

The best way for Walmart to fight hunger is to ensure that the people who work there have sufficient money at the end of the week—either by further raising wages or increasing hours—to put food on the table. Internally, Walmart prefers to ask workers to help workers instead of taking the lead. The Bentonvile Behemoth […]

CARE FOR THE WORKERS WITHIN YOUR GATES…

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

There is a dictum in Jewish culture, based upon the repetition of permutations of the phrase widows, orphans and the strangers within your gates found in the Torah, that you take care of those closest to you so that they might not be a burden to others. Walmart needs to learn that concept and stop […]

WHAT’S IN WALMART CHILDREN’S BACKPACKS…?

Monday, March 30th, 2015

The Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation is doing good work—we have a similar program at one of my schools—and the money donated to the foundation by Walmart will enable further good work. I don’t give Walmart a pass on this tax-deductible contribution intended to create good public relations and warm fuzzy feelings (else why promote […]

DO WALMART CHILDREN MISS BREAKFAST…?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

I have taught in an inner-ring suburb school where the students seldom get a snow day, even when most other schools are closed, because the breakfast and lunch they get at school may be the only food they eat that day. Kids can’t learn when their stomachs are empty and their brains can’t draw on […]

RELEVANT TO THE COMPANY’S BUSINESS…?

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation, told students at the University of Arkansas that the role of big business is to serve society by using its own strengths and working with other companies to improve the worldwide community. McLaughlin was recruited by Wal-Mart in October 2013 from McKinsey & Company where she spent 20 […]

WALMART WORKERS’ CHILDREN TOO…?

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Walmart workers go begging for food for their Thanksgiving dinners while corporate philanthropy spreads money in areas likely to garner more favorable coverage. Walmart has given the Boys & Girls Club’s South Lake Unit $10,000 toward a new bus so the organization can serve more children. Michelle Beck, the community relations representative with Walmart of […]

LIKE THESE BINS…?

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

I really do wish that the Fresno Bee had included a photo of the donation bins placed at Walmart to collect food for the homeless, the visual irony would have been poignantly infuriating. The, what I hope will become iconic, photo above from Akron, Ohio, must suffice. Walmart Stores in Fresno are taking part in […]

PETS OVER PEOPLE WORKERS…

Monday, February 9th, 2015

I love my four dogs and one cat. I get very upset about stories of abused animals. I know that people down on their luck will sacrifice their own health to feed their pets. When the Bentonvile Behemoth makes a donation of pet supplies to an event for those without a permanent address, however well… […]

HOW ABOUT GETTING YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER…?

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Bay Area Food Bank will be conducting promotional events at three of the participating Wal-Mart stores. The event details are as follows: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wal-Mart on 4965 Highway 90, Milton. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Wal-Mart on 15495 Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach. 10 […]