With one in six people in North Texas experiencing food insecurity, Arkansas-based Walmart and Sam’s Club are supporting the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, including the North Texas Food Bank, through the ninth annual campaign, “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.”
The campaign runs in-store and online through May 15. There are three ways to support neighbors in need:
- For every participating product purchased in-store or online, 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.
- Donate or round-up at check-out in stores and online.
- Donate to Feeding America’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign donation site at either FeedingAmerica.org/Walmart or FeedingAmerica.org/SamsClub.
“We are so appreciative of the support of companies like Walmart and Sam’s Club,” said Trisha Cunningham, president and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. “Our mission is to bridge the hunger gap in North Texas and provide children, adults and seniors a hunger-free future. Corporate partners are a critical component of our efforts and we could not meet the growing demand for our services without their trust, collaboration and generosity.”
Through increased government support and working with a network of more than 400 food distribution partners across the 13- county service area, the North Texas Food Bank was able to provide access to more than 125 million nutritious meals in the last fiscal year – 64 percent more than before the pandemic.
“Hunger knows no boundaries and affects all of our communities. For the ninth year, Walmart and Sam’s Club invites our customers, members and suppliers to join us in the fight against hunger and help neighbors in need by participating in the ‘Fight Hunger. Spark Change.’ campaign,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, EVP and chief sustainability officer at Walmart and president of the Walmart Foundation. “Together, we can help communities live better by expanding access to healthy, nutritious food.”
The 21 participating suppliers for Walmart include Abbott; Bimbo Bakeries USA; BodyArmor; Bush Brothers & Co.; Campbell Soup Co.; Ferrera Candy Co.y; General Mills; Great Value; Iovate Health Sciences; J. M. Smucker; Kellogg’s; Keurig Dr Pepper; Kraft Heinz; Materne North America; Monster Energy; Post Consumer Brands; Simply Good Foods; The Clorox Co.; The Coca-Cola Co.; Unilever and United States Nutrition.
The participating suppliers for Sam’s Club include Cascade; Dole Packaged Foods; General Mills; J. M. Smucker; Kellogg’s; Keurig Dr Pepper; Materne North America; Member’s Mark; Purina and PepsiCo.
To learn more about the campaign, visit feedingamerica.org.