OHIO (FOX19 - A Canton, Ohio Walmart's request for employees to donate canned foods for other workers is becoming a hot topic on news sites and social media.
Bins have been placed in an employees-only area of the world's largest retailer's location in Canton, The Plain Dealer reports. The sign on the bins reads, "Please donate food items here so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner."
The photo was tweeted by labor rights activists Working America and has quickly gone viral.
A Walmart spokesman said the collection bins are an example of how employees look out for each other, in this case, by collecting food for less fortunate co-workers.
Worker rights activists say this drive shows how little Walmart workers are paid and demonstrates the need to pay reform to raise wages.
The controversy comes as stock clerks and other low-wage workers at Walmart in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Evendale went on strike Monday night. The employees have since went back to work.