On January 5, 2015, the Walmart Foundation notified the CEO by email that the Foundation’s $500 grant request for its initiative to create school gardens in our local schools had been approved. The grant itself was donated by the management of our local Kailua-Kona store.
In a statement, the CEO stated, “On behalf of the Trustees, I would like to extend a warm mahalo to our friends at the Walmart Foundation for approving our community grant request. This money will go towards creating school gardens which will educate our students about self-sustainability, self-sufficiency, teamwork, and the importance of eating healthy. Mahalo nui loa to the Walmart Foundation and our local Kona store.”