Monday, April 9, 2012

Fighting Hunger Together

This post brought to you by The Walmart Foundation. All opinions are 100% mine.
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Not many people are aware that there are already over 50 million Americans who are not sure where to get their next meal. Unemployment has increased dramatically in recent years and this has caused more and more families to experience hunger. With no stable source of income, families in several communities do not know how they can provide for their needs. Walmart has created an initiative that can help alleviate hunger in communities.
From April 9 through April 30, Walmart is launching a Fighting Hunger Together campaign with Feeding America and four of the most recognizable food brands in America – General Mills, Kraft, ConAgra and Kellogg’s- to help fight hunger especially during spring when food contributions become scarce. Consumers can join this initiative through in-store participation or through Facebook. On April 9 to April 30, consumers can Vote to fight spring hunger with Walmart through Facebook and support the communities that are in need of hunger relief.
The over 200 communities listed are those that have the highest unemployment rate. The top 21 communities that will get the most support will receive a total of $2 million donation from Walmart. The 20 runners-up communities will be given $50,000 each. Consumers who are also active users of the popular social networking website can also help spread the word to create awareness about the initiative.
Customers can also participate in the Fighting Hunger Together campaign by going in-store from April 9 through April 30. By purchasing select products from General Mills, Kraft, ConAgra and Kellogg’s, they can help donate meals to communities that need them most.

1 comment :

Annesphamily said...

I am glad to see this post! I am not a mean person but I see more celebrities sending their support everywhere but here. I know how much hungry hurts! My own kids have had many friends who did not get proper nourishment! It is a sad country we live in when half the politicians want to tap their rich mega millionaires on the writ and the other half says the poor already have a safety net! Ugh!
I have gone to Walmarts Facebook page already. Thank you.