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Walmart hands out more than $5 million for state programs

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its charitable foundation contributed more than $5 million to Washington state programs during the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31, 2010.

The Eastern Washington area got some of the love. The Second Harvest Inland Northwest food bank, based in Spokane, received about $60,000 for its mobile food program, according to a company spokesman.

And the Inland Northwest Blood Center received $40,000 for its Growing the Be The Match blood type registry.

Aware of the condition of the economy, the Walmart foundation doubled its donations to U.S. s to food banks at a time when they are being accessed more than ever. Giving more than 127 million pounds of nutritious food—the equivalent of nearly 100 million meals—from Walmart stores, Walmart distribution centers and Sam’s Club locations, Walmart increased food donations by 81 million pounds over the previous year’s amount. 

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