Broomfield, CO —
The Walmart in Broomfield has recently begun a charity drive in a push to end world hunger. The retailer, which just made $3.8 billion in profits—enough to provide food and water to over 30,000 African villages—has asked their working-class customers to chip in whatever they possibly can to make a difference.
“Our cashiers have been instructed to ask for donations at the end of every transaction,” said store manager Anna Skinner. “They’re really motivated to end world hunger, particularly because they themselves are very hungry.”
“Your donation helps bring dignity to the less fortunate,” said cashier Monica Perez, who, for $300 a week, has cleaned human waste from restrooms, been threatened with unemployment for contracting a stomach bug, experienced mild sexual harassment 47 times, and got a death threat from a customer once because they had different bread from Safeway.
“They might not be able to feed their employees,” said Monica, “but they’re helping to feed people on another continent, so I guess that’s a start.”
The local store has won multiple awards recognizing their devotion to charity and their willingness to going above and beyond their obligations as a business.