BENTONVILLE, ARK. - Walmart has partnered with Nextdoor with the creation of a program designed to make it easier for neighbors to help one another during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Through the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program, customers can request assistance from someone in the community or offer help to someone in their community by shopping for essential items at Walmart.  

The new network helps community members coordinate contact-free pickup and delivery of their groceries, medications and other essential items with a neighbor who is already planning a shopping to trip to Walmart. 

To use the program, Nextdoor members will need to log on to Nextdoor and click on ‘groups’ where they will see Walmart stores in their area pinned at the top of the page. Members can then share a message to their local Walmart group feed to indicate if they need or want to help. 

“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,” said Janey Whiteside, chief customer officer of Walmart. “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.”