With the Walmart Foundation's support, we’ve been able to quadruple the number of families served in the past four years, reaching hundreds of thousands of families in need with Cooking Matters programming and educational tools.
In May 2010, the Walmart Foundation designated Share Our Strength as a national partner to end childhood hunger in America, part of its $2 billion commitment over five years to fight hunger in the United States by partnering with leading national anti-hunger organizations. As a Share Our Strength Core Partner and the national sponsor of Cooking Matters, the Walmart Foundation supports both our six-week cooking courses and our Cooking Matters at the Store interactive grocery store tours, to help families make healthy and affordable choices at the supermarket.
In September 2012, Walmart stores in Maryland hosted the first ever Cooking Matters at the Store statewide event, at 45 stores across the state, reaching nearly 1,000 families with Cooking Matters at the Store tours in one day. See the highlights, below.
Note: Cooking Matters at the Store was formerly known as Shopping Matters.