Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Feeding America Launch “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign to Combat Hunger in Northeast Louisiana
One in eight Americans in communities across the U.S. struggle with hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including over 71,000 people in Northeast Louisiana. To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America® and the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana are kicking off its sixth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” (FHSC) campaign, which will run from April 22 to May 20.
In partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, Walmart and Sam’s Club now invite Northeast Louisiana shoppers to help fight hunger in their local community. There are three ways to participate – purchasing a participating item in-store or online, donating in-store, or donating on Feeding America’s website.
Northeast Louisiana customers and members can help locally in two ways:
·For every participating product purchased at U.S. 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 a Feeding America member food bank, up to applicable limits.
·Donate money to your local Feeding America food bank at participating Sam’s Club and Walmart stores in the U.S.
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 Feeding America local food bank, and 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.
“We appreciate Walmart’s ongoing commitment to fighting hunger and are excited that Walmart is asking the public to get involved and make a difference in their local communities through the ‘Fight Hunger. Spark Change.’ campaign,” said Jean Toth, Executive Director of the Food Bank of NELA. “This campaign will significantly boost our collective ability to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in America, allowing us to secure more local funds and ultimately provide food to more people in need in Northeast Louisiana. We hope people across the region will take action and participate in the campaign.”
Last year, the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana benefited from over $40,000 from Walmart and Sam’s Club’s commitment to fight hunger. Walmart and Sam’s Club stores also support the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana through the Grocery Rescue program, which reduces food waste and ensures that edible food coming off the shelves will go to people struggling with hunger.
To learn more about the campaign visit .
To make a direct donation to the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, click here.