A little over a year ago my husband lost his job. Weeks went by without a single job offer and our savings account was running low. I began to worry what would happen once our savings was gone. How would we feed our family? Luckily, we never reached that point. My husband was able to get a job and we were able to get back on our feet again. Unfortunately, many Americans are not as lucky.
Why am I bothering to tell you this? Because September is Hunger Action Month!
Did you know that 50 million Americans won’t know where their next meal will come from at some point this year.
However, Walmart is here to help. Walmart will be working with customers, suppliers and associates nationwide to donate up to 53 million meals to Feeding America and give $2.5 million for hunger relief. Through October 12th, YOU will be able to generate meal donations for Feeding America by purchasing select products from participating food suppliers at Walmart stores. Participating food suppliers include; General Mills, Kellogs, Unilever, Kraft Foods, and ConAgra Foods. All you have to do is purchase these products and follow the instructions on the packaging. You can also help by engaging in the “Give Meals” section of www.walmart.com/hunger, or using a mobile app to generate meal donations for Feeding America.
Would you also like a chance to win $50K for your community!? By participating in the Golden Spark Promotion 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 vital meals to food-insecure children during weekends when they do not have access to free- and reduced-price school meals. Walmart Associates will also have a chance to compete together for their store to win a Golden Spark by logging volunteer hours.
During your next Walmart shopping trip, be sure to look for the “Fighting Hunger Together” signs. I personally will be looking for General Mills products, as I am a huge fan on their gluten free selection as well as their other products.
If you would like to learn more about hunger relief? Check out http://www.walmart.com/hunger and learn more about Golden Spark promotion or visit the “Give Meals” section were you can take one product and turn it into 7 meals.
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