‘Fight Hunger. Spark Change.’ initiative runs through May 20

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that approximately 40,000 people in North Country Food Bank’s service area struggle with hunger. To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America and North Country Food Bank have kicked off its sixth annual nationwide, “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” (FHSC) campaign, which runs to May 20.

    In partnership with NCFB, Walmart and Sam’s Club invite shoppers to help fight hunger in their community by purchasing an item in-store or online, donating in-store or donating on Feeding America’s website.

    With 749 million meals achieved over the last five years, customers and members can help the Feeding America network secure its one billion cumulative meals goal in three ways. Track the number of meals by visiting walmart.com/fighthunger.

    For every participating product purchased at U.S. Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs or at Walmart.com during the campaign, the supplier will donate the monetary equivalent of at least one meal on behalf of a Feeding America-member food bank, up to applicable limits. Or you can donate money to your local Feeding America food bank at participating U.S. Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, Or, donate at feedingamerica.org/Walmart

    Walmart kickstarted the campaign with a $3 million donation to Feeding America and member food banks, including North Country Food Bank.

    “This campaign has had a huge positive impact on our ability to provide more food to people in need in northwest and west-central Minnesota,” said NCFB Executive Director Susie Novak.