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The county I live in has a HUGE unemployment rate and more than 50 Million Americans don't know where their next meal will come from. Many in my own town!
Springtime traditionally brings a decrease in food and charitable donations to food banks around the country. One of the principal causes of hunger is unemployment.
To Help bridge the Spring hunger gap, Walmart is working with Feeding America and four of the most recognizable food brands in America- ConAgra, General Mills, Kraft and Kellogg's - in a nationwide Fighting Hunger Together initiative from Monday, April 9 through April 30. Consumers can join the fight against hunger in-store or through Facebook.
Vote: Between April 9th and April 30th Walmart will be hosting a Facebook campaign where fans can rally support for communities in need of hunger relief. Vote among 200 communities with the highest unemployment rate as determined by a Department of Labor Report (found here: http://bit.ly/H1yxFK). My town is FEATURED at 15.5% How awful is that?
Walmart will donate a total of $2 million to the 21 communities receiving the most support: $1 million to the winner and $50,000 each to the 20 runners-up. Winning communities will be announced May 1st.
The Fighting Hunger Together initiative is expected to generate 43 million meals for families in need.