Campaign Aims to Help Feeding America Secure 1 Billion Meals for
Local Food Banks
BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In communities across the U.S., one in eight Americans, or nearly 40
million people, struggle 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: www.feedingamerica.org/walmart.
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 www.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.
“As we go into our sixth year of the ‘Fight Hunger. Spark Change.’
campaign, it’s exciting to approach the 1 billion mark in terms of
charitable meals secured by Feeding America over the life of the
program,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, chief sustainability officer for
Walmart. “Food insecurity continues to affect communities across the
United States. Working with Feeding America, our customers, members,
associates and suppliers, Walmart and Sam’s Club aim to be part of the
“The Feeding America nationwide network of 200 member food banks serves
people in every single county in the United States. Food banks are not
just providing food to our neighbors in need, they are providing
nourishment, hope, and dignity. We are tremendously grateful to Walmart,
Sam’s Clubs and the 18 dedicated campaign suppliers for coming together
through ‘Fight Hunger. Spark Change’ to help people who struggle to put
food on their tables and for providing everyone the opportunity to give
back,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America.
To learn more about the campaign visit www.walmart.com/fighthunger.
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and
live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and
through their mobile devices. Each week, over 275 million customers and
members visit our more than 11,300 stores under 58 banners in 27
countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2019 revenue of
$514.4 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide.
Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate
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About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United
States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and
meal programs, we provide meals to more than 46 million people each
year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and
improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public
about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects
people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and
government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer.
Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org,
find us on Facebook or
follow us on Twitter.
Walmart Media Relations