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Walmart Kicks Off Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign to Benefit Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

WALMART, FEEDING AMERICA LAUNCH “FIGHT HUNGER. SPARK CHANGE.” CAMPAIGN TO COMBAT HUNGER WITH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA FOOD BANK

Throughout April, online acts of support, purchases of participating product and donations at Walmart registers can help secure more than one million meals in central Pennsylvania

 

Harrisburg, PA (April 2, 2018) – One in nine people, including one in six children, in central Pennsylvania struggle with hunger every day. 

Walmart has teamed up with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Feeding America to help combat this issue and from now until April 30, Walmart customers can help make a difference in the lives of local families through the company’s 5th Annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.,” campaign online and in stores.  Walmart and Feeding America, are doubling their meal goal to help secure at least 200 million meals nationwide.  Locally, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank hopes to generate more than one million meals from this campaign.

“We are thrilled that Walmart is once again conducting an exciting Fight Hunger Spark Change campaign. By engaging customers and friends of our mission in this way, Walmart will help our Food Bank provide at least 1 million more meals to Central Pennsylvanians in need” said Joe Arthur, executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

Beginning today through April 30, Walmart is offering four ways that customers can get involved and fight hunger online, in-store and through social sharing to help secure meals for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.  Visit Walmart.com/fighthunger for further details.  Here are the ways customers can participate in the fight against hunger. 

  • Purchase product:  For every participating product purchased at Walmart stores in central Pennsylvania from now until April 30, 2018, the supplier will donate .10 on behalf of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, up to applicable limits.  Participating suppliers include General Mills, The Coca-Cola Company, Kellogg, Kraft Heinz, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay/Quaker, Bush Brothers, Clorox Sales Company, Conagra, Motts, Unilever, Maruchan, Pinnacle Foods, Post and JM Smucker.
  • Donate money to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank at participating Walmart stores in central Pennsylvania.  Donations can be made in increments of $1, $2, $5 or an amount chosen by the customer.  Donating is also an option at the self-checkout (Scan and Go) register.  When customers click “Finish and Pay” on totals over $10, it will trigger the prompt with details on donating. 
  • Make an online act of support:  For every traceable post of campaign content with #FightHunger on Instagram and for every traceable share or retweet on Facebook and Twitter of campaign content, Walmart will donate $10.00 to Feeding America and for every click on the support button on the program website, Walmart will donate $1 to Feeding America, up to $1.5 million.
  • Use the Walmart Credit Card:  Synchrony Bank will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal for each Walmart Credit Card transaction made at Walmart stores and on Walmart.com during the campaign, up to $750,000.

The “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.,” campaign launches at a critical time.  The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank serves 150,000 individuals per month through a network of more than 1000 partner agencies and programs.  Donations to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank from this partnership will support youth and backpack programs, elderly programs, emergency food distributions and the MilitaryShare program for veterans struggling with hunger in our communities. 

“In communities big and small across the country, there are families struggling with hunger,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and chief sustainability officer for Walmart.  “By working together during this campaign with our suppliers, customers and friends at Feeding America, we can help secure 200 million meals that will help those who need it most.”

Last year, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank received more than $150,000 from Walmart’s campaign to fight hunger.

To learn more about the campaign, visit www.walmart.com/fighthunger.

To download video and photos, visit https://corporate.walmart.com/newsroom

About Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce hunger in 27 counties across Pennsylvania. By working with nearly 1000 local agencies, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank serves more than 150,000 people in need each month. For more information on the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and its mission to reduce hunger in Pennsylvania, visit centralpafoodbank.org or call 717.564.1700. Connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/centralpafoodbank and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @centralpafb.

About Walmart

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 270 million customers and members visit our more than 11,700 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2018 revenue of $500.3 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

 

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