Walmart is donating 6.5 million bottles of water to Flint schools

Walmart donating millions of bottles of water in Flint Michigan

Walmart and several major companies are coming together to donate 6.5 million bottles of water to students who attend school in Flint, Michigan.

Walmart, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, and Nestle will provide Flint’s 10,000 students with clean water throughout 2016, Walmart announced on Tuesday.

The donation comes at a time when the city’s water supply has been found to contain lead. State and Federal officials are currently attempting  to deal with the toxic water.

The bottles donated by Walmart, Coke, Pepsi and Nestle will be delivered free of charge through the city’s schools.

Walmart made the decision to donate directly to school’s because it was “easier than going door to door,” the company said on Tuesday.

The company will use the same delivery network that already supplies bottled water to Flint schools.

Walmart has nearly 1,000 people on its payroll in Flint, Michigan.

The water supply issue has become so dire that crowd funding campaigns and donations from celebrities have been flooding into the city.

Written by Tammy Johnson

Tammy Johnson

Tammy Johnson is the Retail Editor at BusinessPundit. She focuses on Fortune 500 retail company's and disruptive brick-and-mortar and e-commerce companies that are changing the retail landscape.