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One of the fondest memories I have from working with the youth at our church was a canned food drive that we did a few years ago. We split up the girls/boys and spread through the neighborhood, asking folks if they could possibly spare a can or two to donate to the local food pantry. After 45 minutes, we had a truckload of food from our generous neighbors to bring, over 200 items, and some pretty full hearts. It never ceases to amaze me how a community can come together to do good for others. And this was on such a small scale. My thoughts go to the KATRINA victims who needed so much, and the out pouring of love and service that were administered to them through the Red Cross and groups like The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with their yellow "Helping Hands" shirts. In a world as corrupt as this, it brings hope to see such love towards others.
In support of Hunger Action Month this September, Walmart will work with suppliers, customers, and associates nationwide to donate up to 53 million meals to Feeding America and give $2.5 million for hunger relief.
50 million Americans won't know where their next meal will come from at some point this year. That is 1 in 6. I had no idea. Through October 12, customers can generate donations for Feeding America by purchasing select products from participating food suppliers.
I buy a lot of cereals that are made by General Mills. So when I go to Walmart and find the "Fighting Hunger Together" signs or going to the "give meals" section of http://www.walmart.com/hunger I can take one product and turn it into 7 meals.
Also, participate in the Golden Spark promotion for a chance to win $50,000 for your community!
Get involved in the fight and go to http://www.walmart.com/hunger to get started! If you have a personal story of how experienced hunger or helped someone who has, I would love to hear about it. Leave a comment!