Throughout April, online acts of support, purchases of participating products and donations at Walmart registers can help Feeding America secure at least 200 million meals on behalf of local member food banks
She or he may be a distant relative or your next door neighbor, but chances are you know one of the estimated more than 279,000 people who struggle with food insecurity in Southern Nevada. From April 2 through April 30, Las Vegas residents can make a real difference in the lives of local individuals and families.
Walmart, Feeding America and Three Square kicked off the fifth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign online and in stores today. Walmart and Feeding America are doubling their meal goal to help secure at least 200 million meals, increasing supplier participation to 14, and introducing the Walmart Credit Card as a new way for customers to get involved in the campaign. In another first, Walmart is uniting with social networking site, Nextdoor, to drive conversations in local communities across the nation on ways they can combat hunger.
“We are extremely grateful for our partnership with Walmart and their commitment to supporting Three Square in the fight against hunger in Southern Nevada,” said Three Square Food Bank President and CEO Brian Burton. “This campaign will help increase awareness about the issue of hunger in our community, allowing us to secure more local funds and ultimately provide more food to people in need in Southern Nevada. We hope people across the valley will take action and participate in the campaign.”
“In communities big and small across the country, there are families struggling with hunger,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, President of the Walmart Foundation and Chief Sustainability Officer for Walmart. “By working together during this campaign with our suppliers, customers and friends at Feeding America, we can help secure 200 million meals that will help those who need it most.”
Beginning today through April 30, Walmart is offering four ways that customers can get involved and fight hunger online, in-store and through social sharing to help secure meals for local food banks, including Three Square. Visit Walmart.com/fighthunger for further details.
About Three Square Food Bank
This year marks Three Square’s 10th anniversary serving as Southern Nevada’s only food bank and largest hunger relief organization. The nonprofit offers wholesome, nutritious food to nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, nonprofit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively work together to serve those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 37 million meals – the equivalent of more than 45 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year through a network of more than 1,600 community partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit threesquare.org. For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit Facebook and follow them on Instagram and Twitter (@threesquarelv).
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