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I recently had the opportunity to participate in a large community food drive. For 1 month we collected food that would be donated to our local food bank. My family watched as the piles of canned foods started stacking up and it was exciting to see the kindness of the community as we all pulled together in an effort to fight hunger. I volunteered to be the one who would deliver the food from my area to the food bank. I took my small kids with me to the food bank, each of them carrying grocery sacks of canned foods into the small building.
This small and simple act of service provided a teaching opportunity for me with my kids- it was a learning experience for all of us, and it was also very humbling.
Helping out those who experience hunger was eye-opening for me. It made me feel blessed to be in the situation I am in, but it also made me very sad knowing there were people out there who were going hungry.
Did you know 1 in every 6 Americans won't know where their next meal will come from?
In support of Hunger Action Month this September, Walmart is working with customers, suppliers and associates nationwide to donate up to 53 million meals to Feeding America and give $2.5 million for hunger relief
Here is how we can help:
Through October 12th, WalMart customers can generate meal donations for Feeding America by purchasing select products from General Mills, Kellogs, Unilever, Kraft Foods, and ConAgra Foods and by following the instructions on the packaging. Many of these foods are ones I buy already, so donating will literally just take a second of my time and no additional cost!
You can also participate in the Golden Spark promotion for a chance to win $50K for your community! Walmart will randomly award 40 “Golden Sparks” valued at $50,000 each to consumers who participate in the Fighting Hunger Together Golden Spark Promotion. The winners will choose a community to receive the funding to start or expand a backpack program that provides vital meals to food-insecure children during weekends when they do not have access to free- and reduced-price school meals.
For more information on fighting hunger in your community, please visit http://www.walmart.com/hunger
Do you have a personal story about a time you have either experienced hunger, or have helped someone else who has experienced hunger? I'd love to hear about it! Leave me a comment to motivate and inspire and help us all understand why helping those who are hungry is prevalent and important.