Walmart national hunger campaign raises more than $126,000 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank

July 23, 2019 Services

Walmart’s 2019 “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” national campaign brought in more than $26.8 million for Feeding America food banks, including $126,973 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

Feeding America’s 200-member food bank network benefited from the nearly month-long campaign (April 22-May 20) at Walmart and Sam’s Club locations nationwide. The totals include register donations from Walmart and Sam’s Club customers, donations from food suppliers based on the sale of participating items, and online donations. Each food bank received the funds raised in their geographical area.

The annual campaign raises awareness of hunger issues and had already secured 749 million meals for Feeding America Food Banks over the last five years. This year’s campaign surpassed the 1 billion meal goal.

“We are thrilled to be receiving these funds to help us in our mission to lead our community in the fight to end hunger,” said Richard LeBer, president and CEO of the Harry Chapin Food Bank. “We thank Walmart, Sam’s Club, their suppliers and customers for their continuing support, and this amazing result.”