Teach Your Kids How to Help and Fight Hunger

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Did you know that one in eight Americans struggles with hunger? That’s a staggering statistic that you can help with the Fight Hunger Campaign. 

You can start small and help give back by purchasing participating products from Walmart that are marked with the Fight Hunger label on them. Now through April 30, 2018, when you purchase participating Ben & Jerry’s®, Knorr® and Hellmann’s® products from Walmart, Unilever will donate the monetary equivalent of at least 1 meal ($0.10) to Feeding America®.  It’s a great way for families to give back by purchasing the products you already purchase and use in your home. 

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We went to Walmart to fill a basket for our local food bank as well. It’s great to teach kids early about giving to charity and this is an easy way to start that lesson. We picked up the participating products at Walmart. The kids help to locate them throughout the store. Just look for the Fight Hunger stickers and signed in the store. There were special end caps and the seasonal aisle was filled with the Fight Hunger products. We were even prompted to give an extra monetary donation at checkout! 

When we got home, we filled a basket with the items we picked up at Walmart along with a handful of items that were in our pantry and loaded them into the car.

After we dropped off our donation we celebrated with some Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. We talked to the kids further to make sure they understand why we give to others and how the food they donated will help another family in need. I feel like food drives like this are a great way to teach kids about giving. They can relate to the topic easier when it’s food instead of money. 

We hope that you will share this campaign with your friends and family to help and raise even more funds for the Fight Hunger campaign. For every traceable post of campaign content with #FightHunger on Instagram, and for every traceable share or retweet on Facebook and Twitter of campaign content, Walmart will donate $10.00 to Feeding America.  

During this year’s campaign, Walmart and Feeding America are collaborating with Nextdoor, a private social media network active in 170,000 neighborhoods nationwide. Nextdoor is inviting community leaders, city officials, local chefs, the local food bank, journalists and area neighbors to come together around handcrafted tables made by Neighbor’s Table, which will remain as a gift in the community from Neighbor’s Table, to discuss how to best combat hunger locally. Following the community gatherings, members of each community are invited to learn more about ways they can take action to help their local food bank and will be encouraged to meet and connect.  

 

For each participating Unilever product purchased at Walmart from April 2- April 30, 2018, Unilever will donate the monetary equivalent of at least 1 meal ($0.10) to Feeding America®. Visit Walmart.com/FightHunger for details. Unilever guarantees a minimum total donation of $150,000. Maximum total donation: $2,000,000. $1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks. 

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