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Walmart partnering with Food Bank for the Heartland to combat hunger

Posted at 12:15 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 13:15:34-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — One in eight Americans in communities across the U.S. struggle with hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

More than 209,000 people across Nebraska and Western Iowa are battling hunger right now. To combat this issue, Walmart, Sam's Club, Feeding America, and Food Bank for the Heartland are kicking off their sixth annual nationwide "Fight Hunger, Spark Change" campaign. The campaign started April 22 and runs through May 20.

There are three ways to participate. You can purchase a participating item in-store or online, donate in-store, or donate on Feeding America's website.

With 749 million meals achieved over the last five years, Nebraska and western Iowa customers and members can help the Feeding America network secure its 1 billion cumulative meals goal in three ways.
- For every participating product purchased at U.S. Walmart stores, Sam's Clubs or on during the campaign, the supplier will donate 10 cents of every meal, or the monetary equivalent of at least one meal, on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank, up to applicable limits.
- Donate money to your local Feeding America food bank at participating Sam's Club and Walmart stores in the U.S.
- Donate at