millions of Americans don’t know where their next meal will come from!
Walmart recently launched its “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign, which calls on its customers, suppliers and associates to take action in the fight against hunger. Teaming up with six of the nation’s largest food companies, the campaign will provide $3.7 million in grants (the monetary equivalent of more than 37 million meals) to Feeding America food banks and local partner agencies that provide hunger relief to millions of people in need of food assistance across the United States.
Due to historically high rates of food insecurity, food banks are facing a growing need for donations, so this campaign comes at a critical time. I’m certain it will make a positive and lasting impact on this issue, ensuring that many families have access to the healthier and nutritious food they need!
What’s awesome is that everyone in America has the opportunity to make a difference by simply voting online for their local food bank. Through October 5th, you can visit www.walmart.com/fighthunger to cast one vote per day that will help direct grants to participating food banks across the country. The 50 winning food banks will each receive a $60,000 grant. WOW!
Voting is easy. I logged in with Facebook, searched for my local food bank (the Capital Area Food Bank, in my case) and clicked ‘VOTE’. That simple. Remember to go back daily to cast your vote again and again… you can vote once every 24 hours through October 5th, 2014. Be sure to visit your local food bank’s profile to find out how you can directly donate or volunteer to take action in the fight against hunger in your community.
No one in America should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. Let’s help Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, and Walmart, the nation’s largest grocer, provide meals to those in need. To participate in the voting campaign and learn more about the program, including details on participating products, visit www.walmart.com/fighthunger.
#Vote2FightHunger Twitter party
- What: Twitter party to chat about helping Walmart fight hunger and spark change
- When: September 30th at 1pm ET
- Where: On Twitter, with hashtag #Vote2FightHunger
- Prizes: (5) $25 Walmart gift cards awarded randomly from all eligible correct responses to trivia questions
- RSVP: http://twtvite.com/vote2fighthunger
Disclosure: I’ve been compensated for sharing this information with you and participating in the Twitter party, but all opinions are my own and this is a cause that I genuinely support.