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In support of Hunger Action Month this September, Walmart is donating up to 53 million meals to Feeding America and give $2.5 million for hunger relief during their Fighting Hunger Together campaign. The program comes at a time as 50 million Americans won’t know where their next meal will come from at some point this year—that’s one in six Americans. We’ve all been touched in some way by hunger, whether it’s a personal experience or through hearing the experience of others. Many, many years ago I worked for the Texas Department of Human Services as an eligibility specialist for food stamps, and I saw firsthand the faces of those that were hungry. It’s an experience I’ll never forget.
Now through October 12th, customers will be able to generate meal donations for Feeding America by purchasing select products from participating food suppliers (General Mills, Kellogg’s, Unilever, Kraft Foods, and ConAgra Foods) at Walmart stores and following instructions on the packaging, engaging in the “Give Meals” section or using a mobile app to generate meal donations for Feeding America.
In our home, we use a lot of General Mills products. We love General Mills for many reasons, including the wide availability of coupons, products that taste great, and Box Tops. Now, you can buy your favorite General Mills products at Walmart and help fight hunger. Look for the “Fighting Hunger Together” signs at you store. You can also go to the “Give Meals” section and learn how you can take one product and turn it into 7 meals.
Be sure to check out the Golden Spark promotion for a chance to win $50K for your community! Walmart will randomly award 40 “Golden Sparks” valued at $50,000 each to consumers who participate in the Fighting Hunger Together Golden Spark Promotion. The winners will choose a community to receive the funding to start or expand a backpack program that provides meals to food-insecure children during weekends when they do not have access to free- and reduced-price school meals.
We love to hear stories about how you personally have helped someone who has experienced hunger. We hope to inspire our readers with examples of paying it forward so we can all understand why helping those who are hungry is prevalent and important. Small actions can make a big difference in the life of someone hungry!