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Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign under way at area Walmarts, Sam’s Clubs

Walmart and Sam’s Club are supporting the Feeding America® nationwide network of food banks, including Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley through the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign. Now in its eighth year, the campaign has been a way for Walmart and Sam’s Club to partner with suppliers, customers and members to help provide food to people in need.

The Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign will run in stores and online from April 5 through May 3. There are three ways for customers and members to participate:

— Donate at the check-out in stores and clubs, or at either www.FeedingAmerica.org/Walmart or www.FeedingAmerica.org/SamsClub.

— Round-up at check-out on Walmart.com and the Walmart app.

— For every participating product purchased in store or online at Walmart.com or SamsClub.com, the supplier will donate the monetary equivalent of at least one meal (10 cents) on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank at Walmart and five meals (50 cents) at Sam’s Club, up to applicable limits. See specially marked packages for full details.

“The Mahoning Valley has faced a number of challenges this past year and we have worked hard to serve our neighbors in their time of need. Walmart and Sam’s Club have been a true partner in this effort,” stated Mike Iberis, executive director. “Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley is grateful for Walmart, Sam’s Club and their suppliers, members and customers for their generous support.”

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley continues to work hard to meet the demand for food assistance in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. The Food Bank increased its distribution by over 4 million pounds of food during 2020 as a result of the pandemic.

Last year, Second Harvest Food Bank received at total $46,507.00 from Walmart and Sam’s Club’s commitment to help fight hunger through this campaign. To learn more about this year’s campaign visit www.walmart.com/fighthunger.

Each Walmart and Sam’s Club will partner with at least one local Feeding America food bank, and the 27 participating suppliers include: Abbott, Bodyarmor, Bush Brothers & Company, Campbell Soup Company, Clif Bar & Company, Ferrera Candy Company, General Mills, Great Value, Iovate Health Sciences, J.M. Smucker, Kellogg’s, Keurig/Mott’s, Kitu Coffee, Kraft Heinz, Materne North America, Mighty Spark, Monster Energy, PEPSICO, Post Consumer Brands, Purina, Simply Good Foods, Strong Roots, The Coca-Cola Company, The Clorox Company, This Saves Lives, Unilever and United States Nutrition.

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