Monday, April 9, 2012

Help Fight Hunger

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Walmart Foundation for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Did you know that Springtime is the worst time of year for food pantries to keep their shelves stocked? 

Me either.  Thankfully, I have never gotten to the point where I have needed to reach out to a food pantry, but there are over fifty million Americans who do just hat.  I can not even imagine waking up in the morning and not knowing how I am going to feed my family.  There is something all of us can do to help make food available to those who need it.  Starting April 9th (and continuing until April 30th) you can Vote to fight spring hunger with Walmart .  Just visit that page and vote for the community you believe the money should go to.  Walmart will donate a total of $2 million to the 21 communities receiving the most support: $1 million to the winner and $50,000 each to the 20 runners-up. Winning communities will be announced May 1st. 

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I checked out the list (there are 200 on there) and was shocked to see the county where I live listed.  I live in Spartanburg, SC, and the Spartanburg SC Metropolitan Statistical Area has an unemployment rate of 11.4%. The highest rated community was in CA, with an unemployment rate of 29.7%.

In addition to voting, you can also help by purchasing select products from ConAgra, General Mills, Kraft and Kellogg's while shopping at Walmart. By doing so, you, the customer, can donate meals to Feeding America or Action for Healthy Kids, a nonprofit fighting childhood hunger. Check your local Walmart for more details.

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