In our home, dinnertime as a family is very important to us. Not only do we get to enjoy a hot delicious meal, but we also get to gather as a family and talk about our day. And oftentimes, we forget how lucky we are to have these options when so many others don’t! Did you know that In the United States, 1 in 6 people struggles with hunger! Here in Georgia, it’s 1 in 5 according to feedingamerica.org
If you are a regular reader on my blog, then you know that I believe in giving back and volunteering in my community! This is something that I feel is very important and its close to my heart. I also feel it’s important to share ways with my readers and encourage you all to do the same. The truth is there are so many ways to give back in your own community that doesn’t cost a thing, so I hate when people always use the excuse “ I just don’t have the time or money.” For anyone who tries to give me that excuse, I give them five things right off the top of my head; they can do that don’t involve money or a lot of time!
I am sure your asking, “what can we do about this”? “How can we help those who aren’t able to afford food for their next meal”? Well, that’s where Fighting Hunger comes in. Walmart has launched the “Fight Hunger, Spark Change” campaign that promises to fight hunger here in America. As the largest food retailer, they know the importance of local families being able to purchase affordable, nutritious, sustainably growth food, and that is exactly why they work with farmers, suppliers, and nonprofit organizations to make sure they can reach these goals and feed America.
How can you help? By doing one of these easy things:
- Visit Walmart and purchase one item from this list or look for the signs and labels around the store,between April 6th and May 3rd, 2015. *It will equal one meal.*
- Donate at the register. You can give monetary donations of $1, $2, or $5 to your local Feeding America food bank at the register of any participating Walmart.
- Get social! Upload a public photo of 6 or more people who commit to solving hunger to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and tell your friends, family, and coworkers to do the same! Use #WeSparkChange and Walmart will donate $10—up to $1,500,000—for every post shared!!
- Visit Feeding America and find other ways you can help that include online donations that will help provide food and groceries for families battling hunger.
So, this weekend when doing our weekly grocery shopping, I decided to bring my kids along. Usually, I prefer to leave them at home. The truth is when they tag alone I come out spending double on what I planned to! However, I wanted them to see that buying our everyday products is actually helping so many others enjoy meals that we take for granted! They really enjoyed finding the special marketed products and were amazed and inspired to do more. My oldest daughter actually got very emotional when we talked about how many people go to bed at night starving! She kept asking me how we could do more! Both of my teenagers took their allowance and donated cash! I was so proud of them! The truth is I feel we all can do more to help! Personally, I feel that nobody should go hungry but especially here in America!
After all, no one should have to be hungry, and the best way to fight hunger is to start here at home. So, will you please help share and get the word out! Please comment below on how you give back or how you get your children involved?
*One meal is equivalent to $0.10, so $1 helps provide ten meals. Secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member foodbanks. For more info, visit Walmart.com/FightHunger.* DISCLAIMER: Walmart is not responsible for donating the meals, the supplier partners listed below are responsible for that.