The Web page also says, “Walmart is asking us to donate food to our coworkers. Why can’t Walmart pay us enough so we can feed our families?”
The Web page quotes someone named Jamaad Reed of Cincinnati, identified as a Walmart Associate, saying “If I made $25,000/yr, I wouldn’t have to rely on food stamps.”
Walmart media representatives could not be reached Monday night, but company spokesperson Kory Lundberg told the Plain Dealer that the signs prove that employees care about one another.
“This is part of the company’s culture to rally around associates and take care of them when they face extreme hardship,” Lundberg said.
The signs at the Canton store were the idea of store employees, but Walmart also has company-wide programs, Lundberg said. The Associates in Critical Need Trust is paid for through contributions from Walmart employees and grants up to $1,500 to employees facing challenges such as homelessness or illness, the Plain Dealerreports.