In March of 2023, Second Harvest's network of partner food assistance agencies helped 93,000 Northwest North Carolina residents to put food for their tables. That's a concerned 44% increase over the number of people that came to our network last March. As families continue to do all they can to navigate through higher rent, food, fuel, and childcare costs, Second Harvest is asking people like you to keep doing all that you are able to do to support our critical mission and work.
We continue to need your strong support and want to tell you about some easy ways you can do just that as part of the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign.
Now in it's 10th year, the Fight Hunger Spark Change campaign has been a way for our food bank to partner with Walmart and Sam's Club customers, members, and suppliers to do the important work of feeding hope, health, and opportunity in our communities. (To date, this campaign, supported by people like you, has helped to secure nearly 1.7 billion meals for Feeding America ® food banks across the country! We've highlighted how you can participate this year below.)
In the coming days and weeks, we'll be highlighting the impact of the Fight Hunger. Spark Change campaign, as well as the year-round support provided to our organization by our partners at Walmart and Sam's Club here on our Feeding Community Blog and across our social media channels. This will include a very special 5-part video series showcasing the journey of students in our Providence Culinary Training Program - so stay tuned!
Three Easy Ways to Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Fighting hunger means more than just providing a meal. It’s about showing up in communities to support our neighbors in a way that makes a difference. Here's 3 easy ways you can make a difference now through May 8:
By purchasing participating items in store, in club, or online at Walmart.com or SamsClub.com. (This year, there are 34 participating suppliers for the campaign! Each purchase generates a donation to a Feeding America food bank based on the store zip code.)
Donating at check-out in stores or clubs. (Your purchases generate donations to Feeding America Food Banks based on the store zip code.)
The work of fighting hunger means more than providing food to our neighbors in need. It means feeding the opportunity for people to be the best version of themselves. When everyone works together, life gets better, communities become stronger, and real and lasting change can be made.
Stay tuned to our blog and social channels now through May 8, 2023!