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Help Fight Hunger & Spark Change with Walmart and Feeding America

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Fight Hunger. Spark Change

Walmart recently launched a campaign called “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” It is a nationwide campaign driving the public to take action to fight hunger. The campaign partners with Feeding America which is a nationwide network of 200 food banks. The Greater Boston Food Bank is one of its members and will benefit from this campaign. The goal is to secure at least 100 million meals for Feeding America across the country. WOW!

Having been on Food Stamps and the free lunch program as a kid. I greatly relate to the needs of so many families who need help. With Feeding America reporting that one in eight people in America struggle with hunger, the “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign comes at a critical time.

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More About the Greater Boston Food Bank

What are the greatest needs your food bank is helping meet in our local community?

One in 10 people in Eastern Massachusetts is food insecure, and one in eight is a child. The Greater Boston Food Bank provides more than 48 million healthy meals a year through its network of 530 member food pantries, meal programs and shelters across Eastern Massachusetts, serving more than 140,000 people at risk of hunger a month.

What special programs does this food bank offer to members of the community (e.g., life skills classes, mobile food bank, etc.)

The Greater Boston Food bank operates four direct service programs: Mobile Markets, School-based Pantries, Brown Bag for Seniors, and Commodity Supplemental Food Program for Seniors at nearly 70 sites across Eastern Massachusetts.

How are campaigns like Walmart’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” making a difference in the fight against hunger in America?

Walmart’s campaign raises money and awareness in the fight against hunger in America. Last year, The Greater Boston Food Bank benefited from $200,000 raised through “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.”

What specific benefits are you seeing from the campaign here at this food bank and in our local area?

Last year, The Greater Boston Food Bank benefited from $200,000 raised through “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” In addition last year,  Walmart Foundation grants directly benefited two of our member agencies. 

What’s something about food insecurity in America or even our local community that people might be surprised to know?

About a third of the people struggling with hunger in Eastern Massachusetts earn too much to qualify for any federal assistance programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). These are hardworking, low-income people who earn too much for federal assistance but not enough to meet their basic expenses and feed themselves and their families. 

What do you recommend for members of our community who want to get involved and help with the fight against, but don’t know where to start?

People can give food, money or time. They can do so by supporting their local food pantry or by supporting The Greater Boston Food Bank. Wherever and however they choose to contribute to the fight against hunger will help make a difference.

Are you looking for additional volunteer help here at your food bank? What kind of volunteer services do you need most to meet the community’s needs?

The Greater Boston Food Bank offers year-round volunteer opportunities, from sorting donating food to helping put together food packages. You can visit our website at to learn more and to sign up to volunteer.

How You Can Help Fight Hunger

Walmart is offering three easy ways for everyone to take action against hunger and help a local Feeding America food bank through social, online and in-store participation.

Purchase a Participating Product

For every participating product purchased at U.S. Walmart stores from April 17 – May 15, 2017, the supplier will donate the equivalent of one meal ($0.09) on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank, up to applicable limits. For every Discover card transaction made at U.S. Walmart stores and during the campaign period, Discover will donate the equivalent of one meal ($0.09) to Feeding America and its network of member food banks, up to $1 million. See for further details.

Support the Program Online

  1. Online Acts of Support: Generate meals for Feeding America food banks by engaging with the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign on social media:
    • Facebook – Create original content that uses #FightHunger; like, share and/or react positively to campaign content; click on Walmart provided campaign content.
    • Instagram – create or share content using the campaign hashtag #FightHunger; like or share Walmart generated campaign content.
    • Twitter – Create original content that uses #FightHunger; like, share and/or make a campaign tweet a favorite; retweet a message featuring the campaign hashtag #FightHunger; click on Walmart provided campaign content.

For each online act of support, Walmart will donate the equivalent of 10 meals ($0.90) to Feeding America on behalf of member food banks, up to $1.5 million.

Donate at the Register

Donate to a Feeding America member food bank at the register during checkout.

“This campaign is an important part of our ongoing commitment to helping families who struggle with hunger,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and chief sustainability officer for Walmart. “Together with suppliers, customers and friends at Feeding America, we’re dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of those who live and work in the communities we serve.”

This is Walmart’s 11th year working with Feeding America nationally to fight hunger and the 4th annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign. Last year, The Greater Boston Food Bank benefited from $200,000 dollars from Walmart’s campaign to fight hunger.

How will you help Walmart fight hunger today! Hurry – program ends May 15!

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  1. Michelle Waller says:

    I shop at Walmart all the time and I am glad that they participate in a campaign like this! It helps a lot of families!

  2. This is such an amazing cause. I hope more people choose to donate their time to things like this. It’s amazing what we can do when we all work together!

  3. Tara says:

    It’s great when large companies get involved with helping others. Fighting hunger is so important.

  4. Stacie says:

    This is a great campaign. No one should ever go hungry, especially children.

  5. Candy O says:

    This is such a wonderful campaign. It’s terrible to realize that there are people in the US that are going hungry but it’s a step in hte right direction. Great program.

  6. Lisa Bristol says:

    I think it is so sad people still go hungry in a world where we waste so much god food. Fight Hunger. Spark Change is a fantastic campaign.

  7. Elizabeth Lampman says:

    Fight Hunger. Spark Change is a fantastic campaign. I love to support companies that give back like Walmart.

  8. Sarah says:

    Wow, what an awesome program. I had no Walmart was doing so much to help child hunger. Love this!

  9. Amy Desrosiers says:

    It is so sad that there are thousands so hungry in our country. I am so thankful for movements like these.

  10. This is an amazing campaign! Glad to know that we can help to fight hunger!

  11. I’m so embarrassed ever talking about it – but last year, I got hit with life changing health problems, which pushed me onto disability, and left my daughter and I on a very low income. We’ve had to use the local food banks and other services for help – and thank GOODNESS that they are there! So, I can say these types of campaigns like this are truly important. You never know when a major setback will happen in life, and so many of us are in a very fragile state with our finances. It doesn’t take too much to throw life into disarray!

  12. I love, love, LOVE what Walmart is doing to help with childhood hunger. It’s such a horrible thing.

  13. melissa says:

    Sometimes Walmart gets a bad rap in the press but it is so great that they are spearheading this campaign and I hope they get the good publicity for it. I will try and support the program on line if I can.

  14. Sarah says:

    This is such an awesome cause! It is so hard to imagine that there are children (and adults) in the United States that go hungry when there are billionaires also living in the United States. I used to supply snacks, meals, and take home packs for kids that I taught in preschool because they didn’t have enough food at home, and it was always heart wrenching. I’m glad to see that Walmart is getting involved!

  15. Liz Mays says:

    I like that there are so many ways to get involved with this program. Even simple interactions on social media will contribute!

  16. Kiwi says:

    This is an awesome initiative. Didnt know Walmart was involved with fighting hunger. Thanks for sharing this information!

  17. Ali Rost says:

    This isn’t the first time I’ve seen a campaign like this one sponsored by Walmart. My goodness .. they really put their money where their mouth is My husband and I are really involved with our local food pantry and Walmart consistently gives money as well as food. Very impressive

  18. Nikki says:

    This is such a meaningful campaign. I love what Feeding America does, it’s such an important cause. There is NO reason that children should be going to bed hungry in this day and age, yet so many still are. Anything and anyone that works to help put a stop to that is doing great in my book!

  19. lisalisa says:

    I have to tip my hat off to Walmart for giving back to such a serious cause like hunger. So many people are suffering these days and it’s nice to see so many companies coming together to help those in need!

  20. Chasity L Boatman says:

    What a wonderful program! I normally shop at Brookshire Brothers, which is a Texas chain. But I love when companies give back, especially such a large company like Wal-Mart.

  21. Lynzy & Co says:

    This campaign is seriously amazing. I love love LOVE when companies do something to give back for sure and encourages everyone to participate.

  22. Lisa Favre says:

    I love seeing communities and companies give back. This program seems to work well especially since it encourages people to participate (without making it too difficult). Also, lovely to see how they are on social media really rooting for their cause. How awesome!

  23. Michelle Cantu says:

    I love this campaign. In my community I was shocked at how many kids actually go hungry, it’s not just lower class families that struggle either. Middle class families are suffering as well and utilizing the food bank. We are definitely purchasing products that support feeding America.

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