I'm dieting right now (big surprise, right) so I am always hungry. I have three kids at home who always seem to be hungry too, no matter how long it has been since their last meal or snack. I am so thankful that when we are hungry, all we need to do is walk into the kitchen and find something to munch on. I am even more thankful that I am not one of the more than fifty million Americans who do not know where their next meal will come from, let alone snack.
I was unaware that Springtime is a difficult time for food pantries to keep food available for those in need. Walmart knows this, and is doing a Facebook campaign called Vote to fight spring hunger with Walmart where you can vote for the community you think needs assistance the most. They have a list of 200 communities ranked by their unemployment rates. I was surprised to find the county where I live (Spartanburg SC) fairly high on the list with an unemployment rate of 11.4%. Voting starts April 9th and continues until April 30th, with the winners announced May 1st. The community with the most votes will receive one million dollars, and the twenty runners up will each receive fifty thousand dollars. That is a lot of money, and I want to make sure that my community get a piece of it.
You can also participate in Fighting Hunger Together by purchasing select products from ConAgra, General Mills, Kraft and Kellogg's at Walmart. Doing so allows customers to donate meals to Feeding America or Action for Healthy Kids, a nonprofit fighting childhood hunger. Make sure and check your local Walmart for all the details the next time you stop in.
Together we can help make sure that when someone is hungry, they have food to eat.