Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

walmart checkout Business Insider – by ASHLEY LUTZ

A Cleveland Wal-Mart store is holding a food drive — for its own employees.

“Please donate food items so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner,” reads a sign accompanied by several plastic bins.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer first reported on the food drive, which has sparked outrage in the area.  

“That Wal-Mart would have the audacity to ask low-wage workers to donate food to other low-wage workers — to me, it is a moral outrage,” Norma Mills, a customer at the store, told the Plain Dealer.

A company spokesman defended the food drive, telling the Plain Dealer that it is evidence that employees care about each other.

“This store has been doing this for several years and is for associates that have faced an extreme hardship recently,” spokesman Kory Lundberg told us.

Lundberg says an example of this would be a recent layoff in the family or some other financial hardship.

Wal-Mart has been criticized for paying low wages to its 2.2 million employees.

Last week, 50 people were arrested after protesting the retailer’s pay at a store in Los Angeles.

Wal-Mart turned a profit of $15.7 billion last year.

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2 thoughts on “Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

  1. And the picking of the bones of what is left on the carcass of ameriKa continues! Walmart the cancer grows more insidious everyday while trying to project otherwise.This country is in deep trouble from top to bottom by out of control greed and corruption with the laws and the courts protecting the real thieves. Does anyone really see this turning around while working within the system that has been set up for us to use legally? I don’t!

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