Now in the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, families and charitable food systems in Northeast Arkansas continue to feel the economic impact, while also navigating the added effects of inflation and supply chain disruptions.
With 67,920 people in Northeast Arkansas experiencing food insecurity, Walmart and Sam’s Club are supporting the Feeding America® nationwide network of food banks, including the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, through the ninth annual Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign.
The campaign will run in store and online from April 18-May 15. There are three easy ways to support neighbors in need.
1) For every participating product purchased in store or online at Walmart.com or SamsClub.com, the supplier will donate the monetary equivalent of at least one meal ($0.10) on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank at Walmart and five meals ($0.50) at Sam’s Club, up to applicable limits. See specially marked packages for full details.
2) Donate at check-out in stores or clubs or round up at Walmart.com.
Part One: The Food Bank of NEA
The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas receives food donations from a variety of sources including retail stores. After the devastating December 2021 tornadoes hit Trumann, Walmart was instrumental in getting the city back on its feet.
Fight Hunger. Spark Change. is all about tackling an issue in all of our communities -- hunger. When we work together to fight hunger, we help make our communities stronger and create real and lasting change.
Part Two: Walmart #229
Fighting hunger means more than just providing a meal. It's about showing up in communities to support our neighbors in a way that makes a difference.
When a tornado devastated Trumann, Arkansas in December 2021, the Walmart there was ready to jump into action to make sure no one went without.
Part Three: Trumann Food Pantry
Hunger is a reality in our community. The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas along with partner agencies like Trumann Food Pantry is working hard to support our neighbors, because when we feed our communities, we feed more than hunger. We're feeding someone's possibilities.
When a tornado devastated the city of Trumann, widespread power outages left many without food. Trumann Food Pantry made sure that no one went without in the aftermath of the storm.
Part Four: Continuing the Fight
As the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign draws to a close, please remember that hunger is a real issue for so many each and every day. You can continue the fight against food insecurity in a few ways:
- Become A Monthly Donor
- Sign Up to Volunteer
- Donate Food or Host a Food Drive
- Sponsor An Event