North Country Food Bank launches fight hunger campaign
One in eight people in northwest and west central Minnesota face hunger, according to a North Country Food Bank news release. The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the issue.
To help those struggling with hunger, Walmart, Sam's Club, Feeding America and North Country Food Bank are kicking off the seventh annual "Fight Hunger Spark Change" campaign, according to the release.
The "F ight Hunger Spark Change" campaign launched online on March 26 and will run in-store and online through May 11. Donations are accepted on Feeding America's website or by purchasing one of the 284 participating items in-store or online. Donate at www.FeedingAmerica.org/Walmart or www.FeedingAmerica.org/SamsClub .
For every participating product purchased through Walmart or Sam's Club during the campaign, the supplier will donate the monetary equivalent of at least one meal ($0.10) on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank, up to applicable limits. Each Walmart and Sam's Club will partner with at least one Feeding America local food bank and 22 participating suppliers, according to the release.
One of five food banks in Minnesota, North Country Food Bank is the sole distributor of surplus quality food and nonfood products in northwest and west central Minnesota. It serves a 21-county area that includes Becker, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Norman, Otter Tail, Wadena and Wilkin counties, among others.
To learn more about the campaign visit www.Walmart.com/FightHunger .