A sign in an employee area of the store reads "please donate food items here so Associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner."
Nearby are bins in which workers are encouraged to put food for their fellow employees in need.
A few of the workers at the Canton, Ohio, store were upset so they took a picture and sent it to the OUR Walmart labor group.
The store and the corporation is standing by the decision saying it’s "part of the company's culture to rally around associates and take care of them."
But the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports some other workers aren’t taking it the same way. One worker who didn’t want to be identified for fear of her job told the paper the whole thing is "demoralizing" and "kind of depressing."
The OUR Walmart group says the company needs to step up and pay better wages instead of collecting food.
But another store worker, Erica Reed, told the Plain-Dealer this is a whole lot of guff about nothing.
Reed said the program has been in effect for several years and it helped her when her child support of $500 per month stopped after her ex went to jail.
"It took a burden off me. I didn't have to worry about how I was getting my turkey to feed them Thanksgiving dinner," she noted.