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    According to the USDA, 1 in 6 Americans may struggle with hunger. That is a sobering thought considering that many of these Americans who are hungry are children. As an educator, I have seen first-hand how devastating poverty and not having enough to eat can be for families. There have been many times when I have had to deliver groceries to the needy families of my students or even send students down to the nurse because they did not have enough to eat for breakfast and could not function in class because they were so famished.

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    Walmart recognizes that it is time to fight hunger and has partnered with some of our favorite food brands to help feed America 75 million meals to Feeding America Food Banks nationwide.  As a Fight Hunger Ambassador, I am proud to join the movement to put food on the tables of those who need it across this country.  From April 6th to May 3rd, when you buy a specially marked item at Walmart, you help secure one meal on behalf of local Feeding America food banks.  This means that 1 item bought = 1 meal* secured!

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Here are some of the other ways that you could help to make a difference and join the movement:

GET SOCIAL AND USE THE HASHTAG #WESPARKCHANGE

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  • Round up your 6 friends, family or co-workers and take a selfie to represent the 1 in 6 Americans who struggle with hunger
  • Upload your photo to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter
  • Use the hashtag #WeSparkChange
  • Make your photo “Public”
  • For every social share- 1x = 1 meal

For every post you share on social media, Walmart will donate $10, up to $1,500,000, to Feeding America.  Make sure you spread the word to your friends and family so they can join the movement too!

DONATE AT THE REGISTER

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  • Donate at the register next time you visit Walmart
  • From April 6 to May 3, you can give monetary donations of $1, $2, or $5 to your local Feeding America Food Bank at the register of any participating Walmart

    For each participating item sold between April 6th and May 3rd, each of the following companies, Unilever, General Mills, ConAgra, Campbell’s, Kellogg’s and Kraft, will directly donate a meal equivalent to Feeding America up to each company’s individual maximum donation.

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    We can all make a difference in fighting hunger and helping to spark change.  Join us on social media or donate at your local Walmart from April 6th to May 3rd.  Today is the day to make a difference!

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the ways that you can help to fight hunger in your community?

Disclosure:  As a participant in this campaign with Walmart, I have received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

FOOTNOTE: *The monetary equivalent of meals will be donated. $0.10 is equivalent to one meal secured by Feeding AmericaⓇ on behalf of local member food banks. See Walmart.com/FightHunger for details.

*Feeding America National Office Approved Meal Cost Calculation
(Effective July 1, 2014 — June 30, 2015)

$1 helps provide 10 meals
1 meal is equivalent to $0.10

Secured by Feeding AmericaⓇ on behalf of local member food banks

DISCLAIMER: Walmart is not responsible for donating the meals, the supplier partners listed above are responsible for that.

© 2015, Tough Cookie Mommy. All rights reserved.

Comments

  1. That’s an easy way to help since we buy that stuff anyhow. Awesome! But I do a food drive in my neighborhood each year too.

  2. I don’t shop at Walmart but I do contribute to Feeding America at supermarket checkouts. All you have to do is grab one of those little slips and the amount will be added to your bill. I also buy extra groceries to hand to the groups collecting at the doors of the supermarkets.

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    We donate to our local food bank a few times a year. I like helping people right in my own town.

  4. My community is very good about donating to those in need. We have a lot of churches that we can drop off food supplies to.

  5. What an amazing effort! I had no idea Walmart wad doing this… all the respect. 🙂

  6. My church has a local pantry and we usually donate to them. I love that Walmart is helping out and I am actually heading there to day so will donate at the register.

  7. We help out at our local food bank once a month. Everyone should help this cause, how sad to think people are going to bed hungry…

  8. This is such a wonderful cause. No one should go hungry.

  9. What a wonderful program! That is definitely a lot of meals! Kudos to Walmart!

  10. What a great way to help! I will have to keep watch and see if this comes to the Walmart in my area. Would love to help!

  11. I love it when companies make it super easy to donate, especially when all you have to do it share via social media.

  12. Child hunger is such a big problem and surprisingly many people don’t even know or think about it! I’m glad Walmart is helping out.

  13. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This is a great program to donate to. I volunteer at out schools Breakfast for Learning program.

  14. This is such a great thing. We do try to donate to our food pantry whenever we can.

  15. My Library is hosting a food drive. I love that we can give back.

  16. 1 in 6 is just a horrible number for a country as great as ours to have that kind of a hunger problem. That’s great that there are companies stepping in to help those who can’t afford groceries. I do hope this is an issue we can get resolved in my lifetime!

  17. Well that’s an easy enough way to help, isn’t it??? We already shop at Walmart anyone. Very cool that you’re touting this initiative.

  18. We donate to the food bank often as well as to the homeless shelter.

  19. We donate money & food when we can at the grocery store & out in the community. So disheartening to hear that people still go hungry nowadays 🙁

  20. Donating to the food bank is such a nice thing to do, it’s something I should do more often

  21. I had no idea that so many people are struggling with hunger. Way to go Walmart for helping

  22. Melissa Smith says:

    What an easy way to make a difference. I know lots of people don’t care for Walmart, but they really do some good too.

  23. Fabulous post and easy to do to help others – it always amazes me to hear these stats – and I am saddened by America being one of the richest country in the world and yet…great post

  24. eliz frank says:

    I am so glad that they are doing something about it. There is no reason why any children should go to bed hungry in the USA.

  25. It is hard to believe that in this great nation that people go hungry. I am always happy to see these organizations are stepping up

  26. Sounds like a great program to donate. Child hunger problem is the very horrible thing and most of the people dont have time to think about this. Very happy to know that Walmart is doing a great job on this.

  27. I like when the larger companies make a commitment to support a charity. Feeding hungry children is a great charity to be a part of.

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