LeBron James is teaming up with Walmart.

The national retailer and the NBA superstar from Akron announced the partnership this week, saying the focus will be providing better education, fighting hunger and improving local communities.

James joined Walmart’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” campaign, which has a five-year goal of helping Feeding America secure over 1 billion meals for families in need, according to a news release.

The company also will help stock the I Promise School food pantry, part of the family resource center at the school, which will soon expand thanks to a donation from the LeBron James Family Foundation.

An exact dollar amount that will impact I Promise was not disclosed, but Walmart has already delivered a load of toiletries and other household items, available every day to students and their families. I Promise is part of Akron Public Schools but has strong philanthropic support through a partnership with James' foundation.

"LeBron cares about his community and making it a better place," Walmart chief customer officer Janey Whiteside wrote in the announcement on the company website. "He cares about making a difference, and together we can both make a bigger difference. We share a commitment to improving the communities where we live and work. We’re excited that together we are investing in education, fighting hunger and helping people live better."

The company cited its ongoing "Fight Hunger. Spark Change." and "Live Better U" programs.

"Partnering with Walmart is about the commitment to the community," James says in a video posted on the company website. "Walmart has done so many great things all over the world but it starts in their hometown of Bentonville, Ark. Same as me starting in my hometown of Akron, Ohio. We don't forget where we come from."

To read the full announcement, go to: https://news.walmart.com/2019/05/15/lebron-james-and-walmart-team-up-to-improve-local-communities.