This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Walmart Foundation. All opinions are 100% mine.
Did you know that there are over 50 million Americans have no clue where their next meal will come from? That means that some mom woke up this morning and had no idea where she was going to get milk and cereal for her children to have breakfast. And tonight a husband will feel less like a provider because he too won't know how his family is going to have dinner. I'm sure that many of you know first hand the harmful effects of unemployment can have on households. I have personally been where some of these 50 million Americans are.
Due to unemployment many food banks usually see a decrease in food and charitable donations. Likewise, unemployment has caused more families to seek out help from these food banks. Thankfully, Walmart and Feeding America have teamed up with ConAgra, General Mills, Kraft and Kellogg's to help with this food shortage.
Fighting Hunger Together is national initiative in which customers can lend a helping hand to fight hunger. From April 9th until April 30th, fans of the Walmart Facebook page can vote for their favorite out of 200 communities with the highest unemployment rates to win a $1 million grand prize towards ending hunger for that town or city. In addition, 20 runner-up communities will receive $50,000. So, in all Walmart will be donating $2 million to help feed families around the United States. Winners will be announced May 1st.
Don't have a Facebook page? No worries because select products from Kellogg's, General Mills, Kraft and ConAgra will available for purchase. And for each of those select products purchased meals will be donated to Feeding America or Action for Healthy Kids, a nonprofit fighting childhood hunger. So, keep your eyes peeled for these specially marked food products and in-store signage on your next grocery shopping trip at Walmart.
I for one will be voting online for the Queen City (Charlotte) of course and purchasing specially marked products. Like I mentioned earlier, I am very motivated to support this cause because it hits close to home for me. And I encourage all of you to go out and Vote to fight spring hunger with Walmart. Ending hunger for those in need is a fight worth voting for. Dont forget to spread the word too!