Monday, April 9, 2012

Fighting Hunger Together

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Walmart Foundation for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
When I say "I am starving!" it means that I have not eating in a couple of hours.  I have no idea what it really means to be starving.  I have no idea what it means to go days with out a meal.  I know that I am blessed!
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Not everyone is as fortunate as me.  There are many men, women, and children who have to go with out food because they can not afford it.  Here in America there are cities with unemployment rates over 26%... that is about 1 in 4 people.  Over 50 million people in the US don't know where their next meal will come from.  That is too many people!
When I start to think about it, it is overwhelming.  I can't help everyone... where do I start?  What will make a difference? 
Walmart is teaming up with ConAgra, General Mills, Kraft and Kellogg's to fight hunger in America.  Springtime traditionally brings a decrease in food and charitable donations to food banks around the country.  Walmart wants to help bridge the Springtime hunger gap.
There are two ways we can team up  to help fight hunger together.
#1: Vote to fight spring hunger with Walmart From April 9th - April 30th, Walmart will be hosting a Facebook campaign where fans can rally support for communities in need of hunger relief.  Walmart will donate a total of $2 million to the 21 communities receiving the most support: $1 million to the winner and $50,000 each to the 20 runners-up. Winning communities will be announced May 1st.  My vote is going to Elkhart-Goshen, IN area... because my best friend lives there!  Be sure to cast your vote and spread the word to all your friends!
#2 By purchasing select products at Walmart stores from ConAgra, General Mills, Kraft and Kellogg's, customers can donate meals to Feeding America or Action for Healthy Kids, a nonprofit fighting childhood hunger.  Be on the look out for the in-store signage and packaging to make a purchase and help make a difference.
Lets work together and fight hunger!
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