Focusing on education

We believe education is critical to the lives and well-being of all Americans. By supporting education, we ensure that the leaders of tomorrow have access to the quality educational opportunities they need to be successful today.

Breakfast is proven to increase learning and decrease obesity, which is why Walmart funded a $3 million initiative to bring breakfast into classrooms in five school districts: Dallas, Texas; Memphis, Tenn.; Little Rock, Ark.; Prince George County, Md.; and Orlando, Fla.

These high-need school districts were chosen by the Food Research Action Center, National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation, National Education Association Health Information Network and School Nutrition Foundation – collectively known as Partners in School Breakfast – to substantially improve participation in federal School Breakfast Programs.

In FY11, we gave more than $50 million to fund education programs in communities across the country.

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