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Great Plains Food Bank, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America launch “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign to fight hunger

FARGO, N.D. – The Great Plains Food Bank has teamed together with Walmart, Sam’s Club and Feeding America to once again participate in the “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” (FHSC) campaign to combat hunger across the state of North Dakota, western Minnesota and around the U.S.

The campaign, which launched April 22 and runs through May 20, offers Walmart and Sam’s Club shoppers multiple ways to help combat hunger. Shoppers can purchase participating items in-store or online, make a donation in-store or donate via Feeding America’s website. For every participating product purchased at Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs or at Walmart.com during the campaign, the supplier will donate the monetary equivalent of at least one meal to the Feeding America member food bank. Donations collected across North Dakota and western Minnesota will benefit the Great Plains Food Bank.

Through five years of the FHSC campaign, a total of 749 million meals have been donated to help fight hunger across the U.S.

“As we go into our sixth year of the ‘Fight Hunger. Spark Change.’ campaign, it’s exciting to approach the 1 billion mark in terms of charitable meals secured for Feeding America over the life of the program,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, chief sustainability officer for Walmart. “Food insecurity continues to affect communities across the United States. Working with Feeding America, our customers, members, associates and suppliers, Walmart and Sam’s Club aim to be part of the solution.”

To learn more about the campaign visit www.walmart/fighthunger.

About the Great Plains Food Bank
Now it its 36th year, the Great Plains Food Bank serves as North Dakota’s only food bank. Its partner network includes 213 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and other charitable feeding programs operating in 99 communities across N.D. and Clay County, Minn. Since 1983, the Great Plains Food Bank, through its partners and programs, have distributed more than 162 million meals to children, seniors, and families in need. The Great Plains Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network and was named the Not-for-Profit of the Year for 2018 by the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.

About Walmart
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 275 million customers and members visit our more than 11,300 stores under 58 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2019 revenue of $514.4 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.

About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 46 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

CONTACT
Website: www.greatplainsfoodbank.org
Twitter: @NDFoodBank
Facebook: facebook.com/GreatPlainsFoodBank

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