November 21, 2014 7:45 am -

An Oklahoma Walmart store is asking employees to donate food to other employees who are poverty-stricken this Thanksgiving.


Making Change at Walmart, a pro-labor organization, recently posted a picture of a canned food drive at an Oklahoma City Walmart on Facebook along with this text:

Rather than agree to pay a decent wage or provide full-time hours, Walmart and its owners (the Waltons) continue to earn massive profits while too many of the workers who make the company a success go hungry.

The same type of donation boxes appeared in Walmart stores last year, according to OUR Walmart, a pro-labor organization. notes that Walton family’s combined wealth is equal to the bottom 42 percent of American households.

Americans for Tax Fairness released a report today that found Walmart is using tax breaks to avoid $1 billion in taxes annually, holds $21.4 billion in profits offshore and is lobbying lawmakers to get its taxes lower by another $720 million (video below).

“My co-workers and I don’t want food bins,” an Ohio Walmart worker and member of OUR Walmart told “We want Walmart and the Waltons to improve pay and hours so that we can buy our own groceries.”[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

7 responses to Walmart Asks Employees To Donate Food To Other, Needy Employees

  1. Larry Schmitt November 21st, 2014 at 8:13 am

    And if they did pay a living wage, the employees might even shop at WalMart, (although I don’t shop there on principle, even though it’s more expensive, but I can afford the principle) and that would be better for the company. But this is more proof that corporations as a rule do not care about their employees or their customers, but only about their stockholders and boards of directors.

  2. allison1050 November 21st, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Such greed is unimaginable to me…the nerve of wanting full time jobs!!

  3. Tommy6860 November 21st, 2014 at 9:06 am

    The Waltons are scumbags and Target is just as bad.

    • Robert M. Snyder November 21st, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Everything sold at Walmart and Target is available in other stores. Yet millions of people keep shopping at Walmart and Target. Why? Is your message not getting through, or do they see things differently?

    • fancypants November 21st, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      you can add home depot to the list right next to target.

  4. William November 21st, 2014 at 9:45 am

    This is terrible. Well there’s only one obvious solution.
    We need more tax breaks for the “job creators” like Wal-Mart, so that there will be more “trickle down”.
    fixed it for you.

  5. fancypants November 21st, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Republicans haven’t changed and probably never will