Walmart and Sam’s Club Continue Their Commitment to Addressing Food Insecurity in Southeast Texas through the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign
BEAUMONT, TX – April 19, 2022 –Now in the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, families, and charitable food systems in Southeast Texas continue to feel the economic impact, while also navigating the added effects of inflation and supply chain disruptions.
With one in four people in Southeast Texas experiencing food insecurity, Walmart and Sam’s Club are supporting the Feeding America® nationwide network of food banks, including the Southeast Texas Food Bank, through the ninth annual Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign.
The campaign will run in store and online from April 18-May 15. There are three easy ways to support neighbors in need.
- For every participating product purchased in store or online at Walmart.com or SamsClub.com, the supplier will donate the monetary equivalent of at least one meal ($0.10) on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank at Walmart and five meals ($0.50) at Sam’s Club, up to applicable limits. See specially marked packages for full details.
- Donate at check-out in stores or clubs or round up at Walmart.com.
- Donate at Feeding America’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign donation site at either FeedingAmerica.org/Walmart or www.FeedingAmerica.org/SamsClub.
“We’re delighted that Walmart and Sam’s Club continue to support the food bank. They’re great and dependable for providing perishable and non-perishable food items to our partner agencies. The Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign is another great example of how our community benefits from their support.” – Southeast Texas Food Bank President and CEO, Barbara Newhouse.
“The numbers in Southeast Texas for those that are food insecure remain high,” said Barbara. “We’ve put forth extra distributions, increased food quantities to our partner agencies, and expanded our Mobile Market capabilities. The work Walmart and Sam’s Club have done to assist with our rising food costs due to supply chain distribution, freight and travel and inflation has been a blessing for people who are hungry.”
“Hunger knows no boundaries and affects all of our communities. For the ninth year, Walmart and Sam’s Club invites our customers, members, and suppliers to join us in the fight against hunger and help neighbors in need by participating in the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, executive vice president and chief sustainability officer at Walmart and president of the Walmart Foundation. “Together, we can help communities live better by expanding access to healthy, nutritious food.”
The 21 participating suppliers for Walmart include: Abbott; BIMBO Bakeries, USA; BODYARMOR; Bush Brothers & Company; Campbell Soup Company; Ferrera Candy Company; General Mills; Great Value; Iovate Health Sciences; J. M. Smucker; Kellogg’s; Keurig Dr Pepper; Kraft Heinz; Materne North America; Monster Energy; Post Consumer Brands; Simply Good Foods; The Clorox Company; The Coca-Cola Company; Unilever; and United States Nutrition.
The participating suppliers for Sam’s Club include: Cascade (Procter & Gamble); Dole Packaged Foods, LLC; General Mills; J. M. Smucker; Kellogg’s; Keurig Dr Pepper; Materne North America; Member’s Mark; Purina; and PEPSICO.
To learn more about the campaign, visit https://www.feedingamerica.org/about-us/partners/current-promotions/fight-hunger-spark-change.