When my children say, “Mommy, I’m hungry,” I am quick to provide them with a healthy snack, but it was not long ago that affording groceries was nearly impossible. We needed assistance to make ends meet.
Now that our situation has changed, I am always aware that others are still struggling and strive to find ways to serve my community and feed hungry children. The amazing thing? Most opportunities do not require a lot of effort.
Right now, feeding hungry families is easier than ever with these three easy steps.
1) Buy specially marked products at Walmart.
When you shop for products from Unilever, General Mills, ConAgra, Campbell’s, Kellogg’s, and Kraft – the items you already use every day – you can spark change because each purchased item equals one meal donated.
My children had a blast picking out the items we would normally purchase (and a few extra treats, just because) with the Fight Hunger, Spark Change logo. It was like a scavenger hunt for them but Walmart made it easy because participating products were on almost every aisle display and end-cap throughout the store.
You can see the complete list of participating products at Walmart.com/FightHunger.
2) Give an additional donation at the register.
When it comes time to check out, keep in mind that the overall goal is to provide 75 million meals* to Feeding America Food Banks nationwide. You can add $1, $2, $5 or another valuable financial contribution to your total at the register as a gift towards the Fight Hunger, Spark Change campaign.
So, think about it this way…
- $1 donated = 10 meals
- $2 donated = 20 meals
- $5 donated = 50 meals
- $10 donated = 100 meals! (That will feed a 4-person family three meals a day for over a week!)
3) Share the #WeSparkChange effort in social media.
Visited @walmart this morning to load up on #WeSparkChange foods. Had the children searching for specially marked packages of their favorite foods. Share a pic of 6 or more people committed to #Shop2Give and Walmart donates $10 to @FeedingAmerica, up to $1.5 million! (Or, just regram our pic! It still counts as another $10!)
Snap a picture of yourself with 6 friends, family, or co-workers and follow these simple steps to have Walmart donate $10, up to $1,500,000, to Feeding America for every post shared:
- Upload your photo to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter
- Use the hashtag #WeSparkChange
- Make your photo “Public”
Or retweet my post because social sharing counts!
You can make a HUGE impact in your community with these three simple and inexpensive steps so get started! Fight Hunger, Spark Change ends on May 3, 2015.
And, visit Walmart.com/FightHunger to see the real-time giving tracker and watch how your efforts are moving us closer to the goal.
*The monetary equivalent of meals will be donated. $0.10 is equivalent to one meal secured by Feeding AmericaⓇ on behalf of local member food banks. See Walmart.com/FightHunger for details.
**Feeding America National Office Approved Meal Cost Calculation (Effective July 1, 2014 — June 30, 2015)
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