One in five East Texans, including one in three children, are facing hunger this year due to the ongoing economic fallout from COVID-19. Neighbors in our community are struggling to put food on the table – simply facing this difficult reality for the first time in their lives.
That is why Walmart and Sam’s Club are supporting the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, including the East Texas Food Bank, through the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign. Now in its eighth year, the campaign has been a way for Walmart and Sam’s Club to partner with suppliers, customers, and members to help provide food to people in need. In fact, last year over 870,000 additional meals were provided to families through the East Texas Food Bank thanks to this campaign!
Fight Hunger. Spark Change. runs in stores and online from April 5 – May 3, 2021. There are four easy ways for customers and members to participate:
- Make a donation at check-out in stores and clubs.
- Round-up your purchases at check-out on Walmart.com and the Walmart app.
- Donate at www.FeedingAmerica.org/Walmart or www.FeedingAmerica.org/SamsClub.
- 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 ($.10) on behalf at Walmart and five meals ($.50) at Sam’s Club, up to applicable limits.
Funds raised through Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in our service area will directly benefit the East Texas Food Bank.
Participating suppliers include: Abbott, Bodyarmor, Bush Brothers & Company, Campbell Soup Company, Clif Bar & Company, Ferrera Candy Company, General Mills, Great Value, Iovate Health Sciences, J.M. Smucker, Kellogg’s, Keurig/Mott’s, Kitu Coffee, Kraft Heinz, Materne North America, Mighty Spark, Monster Energy, PEPSICO, Post Consumer Brands, Purina, Simply Good Foods, Strong Roots, The Coca-Cola Company, The Clorox Company, This Saves Lives, Unilever and United States Nutrition.