Stop Hunger

More than 49 million Americans are hungry right now. 1 in 4 children and 1 in 6 people need your help to fill their hungry tummys. Anyone can become hungry, these are not necessarly people living on the street. Millions of people miss a few meals a day because they are struggling to make ends meet. Many of these individuals are hardworking American’s.

Wal-Mart is doing their part in helping by putting on a contest through facebook and giving a portion of profit from select products to hunger programs. Wal-Mart has selected 200 communities to be in the contest. They are giving $1 million to the first place winner and $50,000 to the top 20 communities. You can vote for Reno once every 24 hours. You can check the contest out here.
The recipients will receive a portion of:

  • More than 1.1 billion pounds of food from Walmart stores, distribution centers and Sam’s Club locations, valued at $1.75 billion;
  • Grants totaling $250 million to support hunger relieforganizations at the national, state and local levels;
  • Mobilizing Walmart associates and customers. For example, Walmart’s logistics team will lend their expertise to help food banks become more efficient in their operations; and
  • Collaboration with government, food manufacturers and other corporations that are fighting hunger to increase impact and reach a greater number of families in need.

There are many ways you can help the hungry in America. Just donating $1 to Feeding America supplies American’s with eight meals.

If you are an American that is hungry and needs help click here.
You can find your local food bank here. You can donate or sign up to be a recipient.  

 

To find out more information you can visit Feeding America, or Feeding America’s blog.

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