Walmart and Sam’s Club Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign Helps Feeding America Network of Local Food Banks Provide Meals to Communities in Need.
Approximately 42 million people—one in eight individuals in America—could experience food insecurity in 2021 due to the ongoing economic fallout from COVID-19. Across the country, people have to choose between paying for groceries or bills. Many facing hunger are experiencing these tough choices for the very first time in their lives.
That is why Walmart and Sam’s Club are supporting the Feeding America® network through the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign. Now in its eighth year, the campaign has been a way for Walmart and Sam’s Club to partner with suppliers, customers and members to help provide food to people in need. To date, the campaign has helped to secure more than 1 billion meals* for local food banks across the country.
The Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign will run in-store and online from April 5 - May 3, 2021. There are three easy ways for customers and members to participate:
-Donate at check-out in stores and clubs, or at either www.FeedingAmerica.org/Walmart or www.FeedingAmerica.org/SamsClub.
-Round-up at check-out on Walmart.com and the Walmart app.
-For every participating product purchased in store or online at Walmart.com or SamsClub.com, the supplier will donate the monetary equivalent of at least one meal ($0.10) on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank at Walmart and five meals ($0.50) at Sam’s Club, up to applicable limits. See specially marked packages for full details.
To kickstart the campaign, Walmart invested $3 million, most of which will support food banks in communities with the highest rates of food insecurity and racial and access disparities.
To learn more about the campaign, click here.
*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.