Vermont Foodbank, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Feeding America Launch
“Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign to Combat Hunger in Vermont
Barre, VT– One in eight Americans in communities across the U.S. struggle with hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including 153,000 people in Vermont. To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America® and the Vermont Foodbank are kicking off the sixth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” (FHSC) campaign, which will run through May 20.
In partnership with the Vermont Foodbank, Walmart and Sam’s Club now invite Vermont 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.
With 749 million meals achieved over the last five years, Vermont customers and members can help the Feeding America network secure its 1 billion cumulative meals goal in three ways. They can track the number of meals by visiting www.walmart.com/fighthunger.
- 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, 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.
Walmart kick-started the campaign with a $3 million donation to Feeding America and