Fight Hunger. Spark Change. gives 571K meals
Walmart’s nationwide Fight Hunger. Spark Change. initiative provided over $17 million to Feeding America food banks across the country. Ozarks Food Harvest was awarded $114,368 to fight hunger right here in the Ozarks.
From late March through April, Walmart called on the public to take action in the fight against hunger by encouraging public participation in the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. online campaign, as well as purchasing specialty marked products and giving monetary donations at the register.
The collective donations will allow Ozarks Food Harvest to provide 571,840 meals to children, families and seniors who access food assistance from The Food Bank’s network of 200 member pantries and programs.
“In partnership with the Feeding America network, this campaign will significantly boost our collective ability to raise awareness about the issue of hunger, allowing us to secure more local funds and ultimately provide food to more people in need in the Ozarks,” said Denise Gibson, director of development and communication at Ozarks Food Harvest. “We’re grateful that our supporters and generous Walmart customers joined us to take action in the fight against hunger by participating in the campaign.”
Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and chief sustainability officer for Walmart, said, “This campaign is a great example of our long-standing commitment to hunger relief and dedication to ensuring every family has access to affordable, nutritious and sustainably grown food.“