BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 22, 2019 – In communities across the U.S., one in eight Americans, or nearly 40 million people, struggles with hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America® and member food banks are kicking off their sixth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” (FHSC) campaign, which will run from April 22 to May 20.
In partnership with Feeding America and 18 large supplier partners, Walmart and Sam’s Club invite their 150 million weekly shoppers to help achieve Feeding America’s ambitious goal of securing 1 billion meals with easy ways to participate – purchasing a participating item in-store or online, a donation in one of the stores or clubs or donating on Feeding America’s website.
With 749 million meals achieved over the last five years, Walmart and Sam’s Club’s customers and members can help Feeding America achieve its 1 billion cumulative meals goal in three easy ways. They can track the number of meals donated by visiting walmart.com/fighthunger.
For every participating product purchased at U.S. Walmart stores, Sam’s Club, on walmart.com or samsclub.com during the campaign, the supplier will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal ($0.10) on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank, up to applicable limits.
Donate money to your local Feeding America member food bank at participating Walmart stores or Sam’s Clubs in the U.S.
Donate at feedingamerica.org/Walmart
Walmart kickstarted the campaign with a $3 million donation to Feeding America and member food banks. A purchase of one of the 267 participating items helps secure the equivalent of one meal. Each Walmart and Sam’s Club will partner with at least one of Feeding America’s local food banks, and the 18 participating suppliers represent some of the nation’s leading food companies. Some of the participating products customers and members can buy include Bush’s Original Baked Beans, Pace Chunky Salsa, Clif Bar Chocolate Chip Energy Bars, Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing and Topping, Gold Peak Sweet Tea, Birdseye Broccoli Florets, Bubbly Lime Sparkling Water, Nature Valley Crunchy Variety Back, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Breakfast Cereal, Great Value Bowties Pasta, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Breakfast Cereal, Cheez-It Baked Original Snack Crackers, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice: Spanish Style, McCormick Original Taco Seasoning, Hawaiian Punch Fruit Juice, Post Oreo O’s Breakfast Cereal, Folgers Classic Roast Ground Coffee, Jif Creamy Peanut Butter and Knorr Cheddar Broccoli Pasta Side Dish, and exclusively at Sam’s Club, Nature Nate’s Raw Honey.