September is hunger action month. Have you ever gone hungry? Really hungry? I have not, but I personally know people who have. My husband works for a non-profit organization. I had the privilege of being a kitchen supervisor for a year, helping feed hungry little bellies on a weekly basis. I know some of these kids have experienced true hunger, and it felt wonderful to be able to help fill those bellies. I often shopped at Walmart, as their prices were inexpensive enough to get what we needed.
The kids I speak of are not alone. 50 million Americans will not know where their next meal will come from at some point this year–that is one in six Americans.
I don’t know about you, but that makes me what to do something about it. In support of Hunger Action Month this September, Walmart will work with customers, suppliers and associates nationwide to donate up to 53 million meals to Feeding America and give $2.5 million for hunger relief! That is an awesome number.
Through October 12, shoppers will be able to generate meal donations through Feeding America by purchasing certain products from General Mills, Kelloggs, Unilever, Kraft Foods and ConAgra Foods, at Walmart stores. Just follow the instructions on the package of select products, engage in the “Give Meals” section of www.walmart.com/hunger, or (my pick) using a mobile app to generate meal donations for Feeding America. These are awesome ways of Fighting Hunger Together!
Walmart is also giving $50K to one lucky community! Walmart will randomly award 40 “Golden Sparks” valued at $50,000 each to people 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 will provide vital meals to children in need when they do not have access to free-and reduced-price school meals.
I personally am planning on buying Kashi products which are made by Kelloggs, who is one of the suppliers donating meals. I am a already a fan of this product, it is something I buy anyway, and it will bring hunger relief to those in need. Keep your eyes open for Fighting Hunger Together signs in your Walmart store.
To get even more involved, go to http://www.walmart.com/hunger to learn more about the Golden Spark promotion. On that website, you can learn all about the different ways to fight hunger, like the “Give Meals” where you can take one product and turn it into 7 meals for your community!