Walmart and Sam’s Club Launch “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign to Combat Hunger in South Florida
Pembroke Park, FL, April 22, 2019 – To raise awareness and combat the issue of hunger, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America® and Feeding South Florida are kicking off its sixth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” (FHSC) campaign, which runs from April 22 to May 20. There are 706,130 food insecure individuals throughout South Florida – 240,190 of whom are children and approximately 110,000 are older adults.
In partnership with Feeding South Florida, Walmart and Sam’s Club now invite Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade 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.
- 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 (Feeding South Florida), 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.
- Donate at feedingamerica.org/Walmart. Be sure to select “Your Local Food Bank” to ensure proceeds benefit Feeding South Florida.
You can track the number of meals donated by visiting www.walmart.com/fighthunger.
Walmart kickstarted the campaign with a $3 million donation to Feeding America and member food banks including Feeding South Florida. A purchase of one of the 267 participating items helps secure the equivalent of one meal. 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.
“The Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign ensures we’re able to provide the critical nutrition necessary to ensure kids, older adults and families thrive and live their fullest potential,” said Paco Velez, president and chief executive officer of Feeding South Florida.
“As we enter 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 South Florida received $113,000 dollars from Walmart and Sam’s Club’s commitment to fight hunger and spark change. Their retail store donation program also provided South Florida families with over 4 million pounds (3.3 million meals) of quality, rescued food that would otherwise have gone to waste.
To learn more about the campaign visit www.walmart.com/fighthunger.