This post is brought to you by Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.
Food insecurity is an issue facing families in communities across the country, and according to the USDA, one in eight Americans currently struggles with hunger. That’s a staggering statistic especially when you realize that food insecurity is happening everywhere including your own community.
Fight hunger in your local community
Anna Kurian with the North Texas Food Bank appreciates programs such as Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change because it makes a positive impact on the community. Currently, North Texas Food Bank serves 13 counties in North Texas. They provide healthy, nutritious produce and food.
A common misconception about food hunger is that most people that need the help of North Texas Food Bank are homeless when in fact they have jobs and homes.
“The face of hunger looks a lot like you and me!” said Kurian.
How can we help fight hunger?
There are a few easy and simple ways that you can help.
Simply visit the North Texas Food Bank website to find many ways to get involved.
Volunteers can donate money, time or their voice through the organization. In addition to supporting on a local level, you can participate in Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change campaign.
“We have a constant need throughout the year, so the more ways you get involved the bigger the impact.” said Kurian.
Right now until May 15, 2017, Walmart is working with Discover, five food suppliers and Walmart customers to donate enough to help Feeding America secure 100 million meals on behalf of its member food banks across the country. As the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization, the Feeding America network provides food to more than 46 million people in communities across America
Support the “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign and join us in helping Feeding America support those struggling with hunger in these easy ways:
Generate meals by being active on social media
Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter – Create original content that uses #FightHunger; like, share and/or react positively to campaign content; click on Walmart-provided campaign content.
Snapchat – Use Walmart provided Fight Hunger. Spark Change. filters nationwide on April 21.
For each visible online act of support, Walmart will donate the equivalent of 10 meals ($0.90) to Feeding America on behalf of member food banks, up to $1.5 million.
Purchase participating products in Walmart stores to help provide meals those struggling with hunger. For each product purchased, the supplier will donate the equivalent of one meal ($0.09) on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank, up to applicable limits. Additionally, for every Discover card transaction made at U.S. Walmart stores and Walmart.com during the campaign period, Discover will donate the equivalent of one meal ($0.09) to Feeding America and its network of member food banks, up to $1 million. See Walmart.com/fighthunger for further details.
Donate at the Register
Simply Donate to a Feeding America food bank at the register during checkout.
“Donations from organizations like Walmart help build awareness and support our program.” said Anna Kurian. “We are so thankful for Walmart and for those who support the campaign!”