Yesterday, I shared with you a cause that ensures that children have meals during the weekends when they are not receiving free- and reduced-price meals during school time. It is Feeding America’s BackPack program that distributes nutritious meals to nearly 230,000 children every year. I shared some ways that you can get involved using your own resources, but today I want to share with you a HUGE opportunity Walmart is offering to consumers and their communities to aid in hunger relief. Just by filling out a form, YOU can be 1 of 40 people to receive a $50,000 donation to your community to expand or start a BackPack program. Like I said, this is HUGE!
Through October 14, Walmart will randomly award 40 “Golden Sparks” valued at $50,000 each to consumers who participate in the Fighting Hunger Together Golden Spark promotion. The winners will choose a community to receive the funding to start or expand a backpack program that provides vital meals to food-insecure children during weekends when they do not have access to free- and reduced-price school meals.
I’ve already got my entry in and my fingers are crossed! You and other participants can enter to win a “Golden Spark” donation by visiting www.walmart.com/hunger or Walmart’s Live Better Facebook app. Walmart Associates are also invited to compete together for their store to win 10 additional “Golden Sparks” totaling $500,000 for their communities by logging the most hunger relief volunteer hours during the life of the campaign. Official rules here.
I am a member of the Walmart Moms program. Walmart is compensating me for sharing this charitable cause. My participation is voluntary and all words and opinions are always my own. Read my full disclosure policy here.