Walmart is spearheading an effort with ten other leading Feeding America corporate partners to help raise awareness on the issue of hunger and award $3 million to Feeding America food banks and their partner agencies to help fight hunger in their local communities.
The partners included in the Walmart "Fighting Hunger Together" campaign, include: Campbell’s Soup, ConAgra Foods, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, General Mills, Kraft Foods Group, Kellogg Company, Mondelez International, Nestlé USA, PepsiCo and Unilever.
With more than 50 million people in the United States classified as "food insecure," which means they don’t know where their next meal is coming from, the issue of hunger is a pressing matter. To address the issue, Walmart and its partners are "Fighting Hunger Together" by joining forces. Along with raising awareness through in-store displays and a television public awareness campaign, Walmart will also deliver $3 million in grants for hunger relief programs and generate the equivalent of up to 35 million meals* for local Feeding America food banks and their partner agencies across the U.S.
The public can help join the fight by visiting Walmart’s Facebook page and casting a vote for a Feeding America food bank or partner agency in local communities across the country that are eligible for a grant. Voting will take place throughout the month of April and winners will be announced beginning in May.
The "Fighting Hunger Together" initiative is part of Walmart and the Walmart Foundation’s $2 billion commitment through 2015 to fight hunger. As a part of this commitment, Walmart and its Foundation pledged to donate more than 1.1 billion pounds of food from Walmart stores, distribution centers and Sam’s Club locations, valued at $1.75 billion, as well as $250 million in grants to support hunger relief organizations.