While Spring is the time for rebirth and new flowers and life it is also the time when charitable donations get smaller. Families are starting vacations, there is no more “stockpile” for the winter and meals are getting lighter.
But for those who worry day to day where their next meal is coming from, it is the same ol’ same ol’.
To Help bridge the Spring hunger gap, Walmart is working with Feeding America and four of the most recognizable food brands in America- ConAgra, General Mills, Kraft and Kellogg’s – in a nationwide Fighting Hunger Together initiative from Monday, April 9 through April 30. Consumers can join the fight against hunger in-store or through Facebook.
You can Vote to fight spring hunger with Walmart on Face Book. From April 9-30, Walmart will be hosting a Facebook campaign where fans can rally support for communities in need of hunger relief.
There are 200 communities vying for your vote. They have been selected because they have the highest unemployment rates as per the Department of Labor Report. The town with the most votes will receive $1Million and 20 runners up will each receive $50,000.
While I applaud Walmart for working to fight hunger, I think it is a sad comment on our society that we have to hold a contest to see which communities will receive the needed funds to help them through tough times.
You can also help others by shopping at your local Walmart and purchasing products from ConAgra, Kellogs, Kraft and General Mills. By making those purchases, you are choosing to donate meals to Feeding America or Action for Healthy Kids, a non-profit fighting childhood hunger. You can check out the signage in your local store for complete details.
Have you ever been hungry? Do you know what hunger feels like?