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Fighting Hunger & Sparking Change in The RGV 

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Fighting Hunger & Sparking Change in The RGV 
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PHARR, TX – Rising food prices, continued supply chain disruptions and the end of pandemic-related federal emergency support programs are affecting the charitable food system as well as millions of people in America, with nearly 34 million people, including more than 9 million children, facing hunger. 

 For the 10th straight year, all U.S. Walmart stores, and Sam’s Clubs are launching the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign, helping to end food insecurity and provide nourishment to families and individuals across the country. 

In partnership with Walmart customers, Sam’s Club members, suppliers and associates, the campaign aims to help people who experience food insecurity in the Rio Grande Valley gain access to the food and resources they need to thrive. 

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As one of our largest annual cause marketing campaigns, Fight Hunger. Spark Change. has generated more than $165 million and helped secure nearly 1.7 billion meals* for the Feeding America® network of food banks since its inception in 2014, including here in the Rio Grande Valley.

The campaign will run in store, in club and online until May 8, 2023. There are three easy ways to support neighbors in need.

  • For every participating product purchased in store, in club 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 www.FeedingAmerica.org/Walmart or www.FeedingAmerica.org/SamsClub.

“We believe that no one should go hungry, especially during times of economic challenges. That’s why at Food Bank RGV, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that our community has access to nutritious food, even in the face of rising inflation and supply chain disruptions. Together, we can fight hunger and build a stronger, more resilient community. We are grateful for our partnership with Walmart and Sam’s Club, and the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign,” said CEO Libby A. Saenz of Food Bank RGV. 

“We are grateful to our associates, customers, members and suppliers who have joined us over the past 10 years to fight hunger in their communities,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, President of the Walmart Foundation. “While we strive to expand access to healthy, affordable food year-round, the annual Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign allows us to come together with Feeding America to raise awareness of food insecurity and invite others to join us in our work to end hunger.” 

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In addition to financial support, Walmart has been an active partner in the fight against hunger by volunteering their time and resources when needed most. Walmart associates have been a regular presence at Food Bank RGV’s warehouse, helping to sort and pack food donations for distribution to those in need. This level of commitment to the community is a testament to Walmart’s dedication to making a positive impact in the areas where they operate.

The 18 participating suppliers for Walmart include:  BIMBO Bakeries; BodyArmor; Bush Brothers & Company; Campbell Soup Company; The Clorox Company; The Coca-Cola Company; fairlife, LLC; Frito-Lay North America, Inc; General Mills; Iovate Health Sciences; Lactalis; Kellogg’s, Keurig Dr Pepper; Kraft Heinz; Monster Energy; Post Consumer Brands; Simply Good Foods; Unilever

The 16 participating suppliers for Sam’s Club include: Blue Triton Brands; BodyArmor; The Clorox Company; The Coca-Cola Company; Frito-Lay North America, Inc; General Mills; Hint; Kellogg’s; Keurig Dr Pepper; KIND; Kraft Heinz; Member’s Mark; Nestlé Purina Petcare Company; Nong Shim; Nissin; Vita Coco

To learn more about the campaign, visit: https://www.feedingamerica.org/partners/current-promotions

*Currently, $1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks.

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