Have You Ever Known Hunger? - Fight Hunger Together with Walmart

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Have you ever known hunger? The truth is, 1 in 6 Americans will have no idea where their next meal comes from at some point in the year. Yes, I said Americans, people in our very own country. This month is national Hunger Action Month and Walmart is taking a stand to help fight hunger by working with associates, customers and suppliers to donate up to 53 million meals to Feeding America as well as giving $2.5 million towards hunger relief.

{My Hunger Story}

There was a time shortly after I left my ex-husband that I was one of the 1 in 6 Americans who had no idea where my next meal would come from. I was living at my parents home while they were away for the summer and I had about $10 to my name. Their house was in the middle of nowhere and I used the last of my money to put gas in the car and drive into the city to beg at the food pantries for anything that I could use to feel my two young children and myself at the time. The little bit of food I was able to secure I gave to the boys and I can remember eating a box of angel food cake for myself for about three days, because I didn't want to take the wholesome food away from them.  Probably the reason I hate angel food cake today.

Luckily, we made it out of those hard times, but I will never ever forget the feeling of not knowing where the food would come from, or how I would feed my boys. That is why this cause is so close to my heart and I am so thankful for companies like Walmart who are working with consumers and brands to work towards Fighting Hunger Together.

{How Can You Help?}


Now through October 12th, you can help Walmart fight hunger. Visit your local Walmart store and find the "Fighting Hunger Together" signs where you will find products from brands like General Mills. You can follow the directions on the packaging to go to "Give Meals" section of Walmart.com/hunger and turn 1 product into 7 meals. You can also use the mobile app to generate free meals through Feeding America.

You can also participate in the Golden Spark promotion. Visit the Walmart site to enter to win a $50,000 grant for your community to be used towards starting or expanding a backpack program to help provide weekend meals to children who do not have access to free or reduced lunch at school during that time. There will be 40 of these Golden Sparks randomly awarded to help communities nationwide!
Be sure to check out the Walmart.com/hunger site and see all the different ways you can help fight hunger through October 12th.

Do you have a personal hunger story? I'd love it if you would share it in the comments below.

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  1. Love that Walmart is helping out. I'll keep an eye out for those Fighting Hunger Together signs when I'm grocery shopping.

  2. Such a great cause.. Thanks for sharing! I'm actually heading there tomorrow!

  3. Wow Kathleen, thanks for sharing your story. I don't have a personal story but this is such an important cause that needs to rectified in our country.

  4. Thank you for sharing your story. I love that Walmart is doing this. You are so strong Kathleen.

  5. I've never known hunger and I feel bad for those that do

  6. I'm blessed not to have known hunger but am thankful for Walmart for helping those that have and do.

  7. Thankfully I've never had to experience hunger. I love that Walmart is helping.

  8. What a great cause! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. What a fabulous cause and when we were kids thank good ness mac n cheese along with hot dogs and eggs were less than a $1. because our meals would of been slim to none.

  10. I love that Walmart is doing this. Hunger is something that should not be in a world with so many great resources.

  11. Thank you for sharing this important issue!

  12. Wow. Thank you for sharing your story. I take simple things like food for granted every day. Shame on me.

  13. I am so glad to see Walmart is giving back to those in need. This is such a crucial topic!



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