Funds represent Walmart Foundation’s continuing support for struggling farm families.
 
Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides planting and harvesting assistance free of charge to farm families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster, received two grants totaling $78,000 from the Walmart Foundation. The grants, which were given to Farm Rescue through the Walmart Foundation’s North Dakota and Iowa State Giving Programs, will be used for a truck purchase and general operations.
 
“Walmart is a major sponsor of Farm Rescue, committed to helping farm families and rural communities,” said Bill Gross, Farm Rescue president and founder. “Walmart has donated more than $300,000 to the organization’s mission and their employees play an important role as active volunteers of Farm Rescue. We are very thankful to receive this funding which allows us to help more farm families during times of unexpected crises.”
 
“The Walmart Foundation is proud to support Farm Rescue and their efforts to help farm families,” said Ryan Irsik, Walmart senior manager of public affairs.  “Through these grants, we are hopeful that Farm Rescue and their volunteers can continue to provide assistance to farm families in the region who without their help might lose their family farm.”
 
The contributions to Farm Rescue were made possible through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program. Through this program, the Walmart Foundation supports organizations that create opportunities so people can live better. The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program strives to award grants that have a long-lasting, positive impact on communities across the U.S.