Thank you to team Sam’s Club for coming out to volunteer recently! They helped sort 3,100 lbs of food donations. They will be continuing to #FightHunger and #SparkChange through May 20 with the sixth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” (FHSC) campaign.
In partnership with Feeding San Diego, Walmart and Sam’s Club invite San Diego shoppers to help fight hunger in their local community. There are two ways for the public to take part: by purchasing one of 267 participating items in-store or online, or by donating in-store.
Since 2014, “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” has raised the funds to provide 749 million meals nationwide. San Diego customers and members can help the Feeding America network reach its 1 billion cumulative meals goal by May 20, 2019. The public can track the number of meals raised by visiting walmart.com/fighthunger.
Walmart launched this year’s campaign with a $3 million donation to Feeding America and member food banks, including Feeding San Diego. For every participating product purchased by San Diegans at Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs or on Walmart.com during the campaign, the supplier will donate the monetary equivalent of at least one meal ($0.10) on behalf of Feeding San Diego, up to applicable limits. The 18 participating suppliers include: Bush Brothers, Campbell’s, Conagra Brands, Cliff Bar, General Mills, Gold Peak Tea, Great Value, Hidden Valley, JM Smucker, Kellogg, Kraft Heinz, McCormick, Motts, PepsiCo, Post, Uncle Ben’s, Nature Nate’s Honey, and Unilever.
“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 for 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 solution.”
Last year, Feeding San Diego benefited from a donation equating to 508,765 meals because of this campaign and Walmart and Sam’s Club’s commitment to hunger relief.
To learn more about the campaign visit walmart.com/fighthunger.