Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Celebrates Its 10th Year
Walmart and Sam’s Club continue their commitment to address hunger in Hawaiʻi through the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign.
Rising food prices, continued supply chain disruptions and the end of pandemic-related federal emergency support programs are affecting the charitable food system as well as nearly a quarter of a million people in Hawai‘i who are facing hunger. This includes one in four keiki – making Hawai‘i the state with the second highest rate of child food insecurity in the United States.
To help end food insecurity and provide nourishment to families and individuals across the country, Walmart and Sam’s Club have launched their 10th annual Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign. In partnership with Walmart customers, Sam’s Club members, suppliers and associates, the campaign aims to help people who experience food insecurity in Hawaiʻi gain access to the food and resources they need to thrive.
One of the largest annual cause marketing campaigns, Fight Hunger. Spark Change. has generated more than $165 million for the Feeding America network of food banks since its inception in 2014, including Hawaiʻi Foodbank on O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i, Maui Food Bank and The Food Basket on Hawaiʻi Island.
The campaign will run in store, in club and online through May 8. All funds will stay where they are collected to support each island’s respective food bank and their various initiatives to keep their communities from going hungry.
There are three easy ways to support neighbors in need:
- For every participating product purchased in store, in club or online at Walmart.com or SamsClub.com, the supplier will donate the monetary equivalent of at least one meal on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank at Walmart and five meals at Sam’s Club, up to applicable limits. See specially marked packages for full details.
- Donate at check-out in stores or clubs or round up at Walmart.com.
- Donate at Feeding America’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign donation site at either FeedingAmerica.org/Walmart or FeedingAmerica.org/SamsClub.
“Hunger is closer to a lot of us than we might realize. With the aftermath of the pandemic – which doubled food insecurity levels across Hawai‘i – and record inflation rates, one in six people in Hawai‘i continue to struggle with hunger. It impacts our neighbors, our friends, our family, our keiki, our kūpuna and many more,” said Hawaiʻi Foodbank President and CEO Amy Miller Marvin. “The Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign comes at a crucial time. We’re so grateful for all of the participating stores and their generous customers for stepping in to help meet this persistent need.”
Mahalo to the suppliers participating in the 2023 Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign:
The 18 participating suppliers for Walmart include: BIMBO Bakeries; BodyArmor; Bush Brothers & Company; Campbell Soup Company; The Clorox Company; The Coca-Cola Company; fairlife, LLC; Frito-Lay North America, Inc; General Mills; Iovate Health Sciences; Lactalis; Kellogg’s, Keurig Dr Pepper; Kraft Heinz; Monster Energy; Post Consumer Brands; Simply Good Foods; Unilever
The 16 participating suppliers for Sam’s Club include: Blue Triton Brands; BodyArmor; The Clorox Company; The Coca-Cola Company; Frito-Lay North America, Inc; General Mills; Hint; Kellogg’s; Keurig Dr Pepper; KIND; Kraft Heinz; Member’s Mark; Nestlé Purina Petcare Company; Nong Shim; Nissin; Vita Coco
To learn more about the campaign and other Feeding America promotions, visit FeedingAmerica.org.