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Help Start a Backpack Program to Feed Hungry Children – Vote for my Town!!

The USDA report released on September 5, 2012 found that that at some point during the year over 50 million Americans won’t know where their next meal will come from—that’s one in six Americans.
As a part of its ongoing commitment to fighting hunger and to help during a time of increased need, Walmart is joining with Feeding America, its customers, its stores and some of the most recognizable food companies in America—ConAgra Foods, General Mills, Kellogg Company, Kraft Foods, and Unilever—in a nationwide Fighting Hunger Together fall initiative to be held in support of Hunger Action Month.

The Fighting Hunger Together fall initiative will generate up to 53 million meals during September and October. Through an added Fighting Hunger Together “Golden Spark” promotion funded by Walmart, participants visiting www.walmart.com/hunger and Walmart’s ‘Live Better’ Facebook page can direct an additional $2 million for children’s hunger relief efforts in local communities across the country.

Through October 14, Walmart will randomly award 40 “Golden Sparks” valued at $50,000 each to consumers who participate in the Fighting Hunger Together Golden Spark promotion. The winners will choose a community to receive the funding to start or expand a backpack program that provides vital meals to food-insecure children during weekends when they do not have access to free- and reduced-price school meals.
What is a backpack program?  Read my post here to learn all about it.
Additionally, Walmart Associates can compete together for their store to win 10 ““Golden Sparks” totaling $500,000 for their communities by logging the most hunger relief volunteer hours during the life of the campaign.
My local Walmart in Summerville, Georgia is trying to compete for one of these Golden Sparks $50,000.  The local food bank and my Walmart manager Jeremy Lightsey is very interested in starting (and continuing) a backpack program for the children in our community.  There is a lot of need in our area – so if you have a second, we’d love your vote! 😉
Disclosure: I am a Walmart Mom. This post is sponsored by Walmart.   Walmart has provided me with product and/or compensation in exchange for my time and efforts in creating this post. My participation is voluntary. As always, my opinion is my own.

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