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 millions of people in America, with nearly 34 million people, including more than 9 million children, facing hunger.
For the 10th straight year, all U.S. Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs are launching the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign, helping to end food insecurity and provide nourishment to families and individuals across the country.
In partnership with Walmart customers, Sam’s Club members, suppliers and associates, the campaign aims to help people who experience food insecurity in Northeast Arkansas gain access to the food and resources they need to thrive.
The campaign will run in store and online from April 10-May 8. There are three easy ways to support neighbors in need.
1) For every participating product purchased in store or online at Walmart.com or SamsClub.com, the supplier will donate the monetary equivalent of at least one meal ($0.10) on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank at Walmart and five meals ($0.50) at Sam’s Club, up to applicable limits. See specially marked packages for full details.
2) Donate at check-out in stores or clubs or round up at Walmart.com.
Provision 88 - The Client Experience
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.
Provision 88 is a client-choice food pantry located in Jonesboro, AR. Client-choice means the pantry is set up similarly to a grocery store where visitors get to shop for their items. Join us and take a tour of the pantry with the director of the Provision 88 Food Pantry, Alan Decker.
Provision 88 Interview - Part 1
Refuge Church saw a need in their community and stepped up to help their neighbors. Learn more about how and why Provision 88 Food Ministry was created in this interview with Refuge Church Pastor Matt Smith, Provision 88 Director Alan Decker, and Provision 88 Volunteer and Former Director Mark Taylor.
Provision 88 Interview - Part 2
Learn more about the role retail donations play in Provision 88's operation and why they call pantry visitors "customers" rather than clients in the second part of our interview with Refuge Church Pastor Matt Smith, Provision 88 Director Alan Decker, and Provision 88 Volunteer and Former Director Mark Taylor.
Provision 88 Interview - Part 3
Hear about the impact Provision 88 has not only on the customers they serve, but on the volunteers that serve them in the third and final part of our interview with Refuge Church Pastor Matt Smith, Provision 88 Director Alan Decker, and Provision 88 Volunteer and Former Director Mark Taylor.
Sam's Club Retail Donation Program
We are stronger together in the movement to end hunger! Shout-out to the dedicated Sam's Club associates who volunteered at the Food Bank on Sam's Club Day of Service! We spoke with Sales & Training Manager Azavias Clark while he was volunteering at the Food Bank to learn a little more about why Sam's Club partners with Food Banks to feed the community.
Ways To Get Involved
Hunger is a real issue for so many each and every day. You can join the fight against food insecurity in a few ways:
- Become A Monthly Donor
- Sign Up to Volunteer
- Donate Food or Host a Food Drive
- Sponsor An Event