Walmart and neighborhood website Nextdoor are teaming up to make it easier for people across the country to get what they need during the coronavirus pandemic, the companies announced.
The new initiative, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, connects vulnerable members of the community with people who can pick up and delivery groceries, medications and other essentials they may need from Walmart, the company said in a news release.
I’ve seen first-hand the countless ways our Walmart team is working together during this challenging time, leading with humanity, compassion and understanding to serve our customers,” Chief Customer Officer Janey Whiteside said in a statement.
We’re continuing to do that through our new program with Nextdoor. We’re connecting neighbors to each other so that more members of our communities have access to essential items, while limiting contact and the number of people shopping in our stores.
You’ll need to log onto Nextdoor.com or the Nextdoor app then click the Groups” tab, according to the release. There, you’ll see nearby Walmart stores pinned to the top of the web page.
Next, you’ll be able to share a note in the group feed if you need help getting items from Walmart or want to help others get what they need. After community members connect in the group feed, they can work out shopping trip specifics on the message board or in a direct message.
From there, those community members going to the store are urged to take advantage of contact-free delivery and payment options when dropping the items off with their neighbors.
Participating Walmart stores and location hours can be found on Nextdoor’s Help Map.
We’re inspired everyday by the kindness of people around the world who are stepping up and helping out. In recent weeks, we’ve been blown away by the number of members who have raised their hand to run an errand, go to the grocery store, or pick up a prescription for a neighbor, Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar said in the release.
We’re grateful for Walmart’s partnership to make this important connection between neighbors around vital services, and we’re proud to come together to ensure everyone has a neighborhood to rely on.
Over the last few weeks, Nextdoor says it’s seen seven times more people joining groups on the platform.