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October Is Hunger Action Month: Here’s How You Can Get Involved

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

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October is Hunger Action Month and there are a number of ways you can tak action. I'm sure your child's school will do a food drive. I absolutely suggest you get involved as that is a SUPER easy way to make an impact. We make sure to do this every Fall because the children physically get involved. They help me go through all my cabinets and take out non-perishable food that we have as well as go food shopping with me for special request items. I feel this gives them a better understanding of getting involved with their community. Contributing to people who are in need brings my family closer and that's why I was so excited to learn about Walmart's new initative. 

You can also team up with Walmart and help them donate up to 53 million meals to Feeding America / give $2.5 million for hunger relief.

Did you know that 50 million Americans won’t know where their next meal will come from at some point this year? How utterly unacceptable! 

While shopping in Walmart, look out for Fighting Hunger Together signs. Those will let you know that purchases made in those sections will benefit hunger relief. There are LOTS of brands to choose from – General Mills, Kellogs, Unilever, Kraft Foods, and ConAgra Foods.

Through October 12th, customers will be able to generate meal donations for Feeding America by purchasing select products from participating food suppliers (General Mills, Kellogs, Unilever, Kraft Foods, and ConAgra Foods) at Walmart stores and following instructions on the packaging, engaging in the “Give Meals” section of www.walmart.com/hunger, or using a mobile app to generate meal donations for Feeding America.

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Looking for more? Why not enter 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. Walmart Associates will also have a chance to compete together for their store to win a Golden Spark by logging volunteer hours.

Leave a comment on this post and share a personal story about a time you have either experienced hunger, or have helped someone else who has experienced hunger. The more we talk about this cause – the more aware the community becomes. 

 

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.