Three Ways to Join the Fight Against Hunger

By Emily Schmid
March 28, 2016
Associates volunteering with food packs

Hunger isn’t always a problem we can easily see.

But for 1 in 7 Americans, it’s a struggle every day, according to the USDA.

Kendra, a middle school teacher, has noticed hunger among students in her own classroom. That’s one reason she helps organize occasional trips to a local food bank for them all to volunteer for a day.

The other reason, she says, is that they’re inspired to change the world – and she wants to show them that they can make a difference by starting in their own communities.

“That feeling of giving back and feeling good, it’s really powerful to them,” Kendra says in this video. “You see that they want that feeling again, and that’s really the coolest part.”

Today through April 25, Walmart is offering a simple way for anyone to make that same difference. Through “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.,” you can help families in need by doing any of the following:

Online Act of Support:  Share the hashtag #FightHunger on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, and Walmart will donate 90 cents, enough to help secure 10 meals through Feeding America member food banks, up to $1.5 million. You can also visit Walmart.com/FightHunger to show your support through a click.

Purchase Participating Products: For every purchase of specially marked products both in-store and online, the manufacturer will donate enough to help you secure one meal on behalf of Feeding America member food banks.

Donate at the Register: You can make a donation to Feeding America member food banks at the checkout in any Walmart store.

As a grocer serving millions of customers in America each week, Walmart has been working to positively impact the issue of hunger in the U.S. for many years. By collaborating with our customers and five of the nation’s leading food companies – Campbell Soup Company, General Mills, Kellogg Company, the Kraft Heinz Company and PepsiCo – we hope to generate the equivalent of 75 million meals, enough to make a real difference for families who are struggling with hunger.

To participate or learn more, visit Walmart.com/FightHunger.