Throughout the month of April, your online acts of support, purchases of participating products and donations at Walmart registers can help your local Feeding America food bank, United Food Bank.
Walmart, Feeding America and United Food Bank have kicked off the fifth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign online and in stores. The goal of this year’s campaign is to help secure at least 200 million meals nationwide for the hungry. Last year, United Food Bank received $120,000 from the campaign that provided 600,000 meals to families in need throughout its East Valley and eastern Arizona service area.
Beginning April 2 through April 30, Walmart is offering four ways that you can get involved and fight hunger online, in-store and through social sharing:
· Purchase Product: For every participating product purchased at U.S. and Puerto Rico Walmart stores or on Walmart.com from April 2 – April 30, 2018, 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. Participating suppliers include General Mills, The Coca-Cola Company, Kellogg, Kraft Heinz, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay/Quaker, Bush Brothers, Clorox Sales Company, ConAgra, Motts, Unilever, Maruchan, Pinnacle Foods, Post, and JM Smucker.
- Donate money to your local Feeding America food bank at participating Walmart stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Donations can be made at the register to United Food Bank in increments of $1, $2, $5 or an amount chosen by the customer. Donating is also an option at the self-checkout (Scan and Go) register. When customers click “Finish & Pay” on totals over $10, it will trigger the prompt with details on donating.
· Make an online act of support: For every traceable post of campaign content with #FightHunger on Instagram and for every traceable share or retweet on Facebook and Twitter of campaign content, Walmart will donate $10.00 to Feeding America and for every click on the support button on the program website, Walmart will donate $1.00 to Feeding America, up to $1.5 million.
· Use the Walmart Credit Card: Synchrony Bank will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal ($0.10) for each Walmart Credit Card transaction made at Walmart stores and on Walmart.com during the campaign, up to $750,000.
The ‘’Fight Hunger. Spark Change.’’ campaign launches at a critical time. In Arizona, food insecurity affects 1 in 5 adults, 1 in 7 seniors and 1 in 4 children.
Visit Walmart.com/fighthunger for further details.
About United Food Bank
United Food Bank collaborates with more than 200 partner agencies to serve people in need across more than 19,500 square miles, covering the East Valley and eastern Arizona, including some of the most remote areas in the state. Last year, United distributed 23,313,796 pounds of food providing 19,428,163 meals to our neighbors in need.
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