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Walmart Foundation makes $1.8M donation to BGC Canada

Funds will support the organization’s Kid Food Nation program
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Kid Food Nation program will impact upwards of 2,200 children and youth.

Who: The Walmart Foundation

What: The foundation has made a $1.8 million donation to Kid Food Nation, a BGC Canada cooking program that teaches healthy food habits. 

This program will impact upwards of 2,200 children and youth. Kid Food Nation will also educate youth about food and culture, food production and food access.

"The Walmart Foundation has committed to help strengthen food systems so that all people can access and choose healthier food," said Julie Gehrki, VP of the Walmart Foundation, in a release. "By supporting BGC Canada, which has a significant presence in underserved communities, the Walmart Foundation hopes to support immediate needs for meals and snacks and equip youth for future generations with culturally relevant food education, strengthening local communities around the country."

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