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Philanthropy & Nonprofits

Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino Partners With Walmart To Feed The Hungry With In-Store Campaign

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RIVERSIDE, CA — MAY 10, 2019 — Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino (FARSB) is participating in a nationwide effort by Walmart this month with one goal in mind: Help the hungry in the Inland Empire.

The campaign, which includes several ways to participate, runs through May 20, 2019 at every Walmart, Walmart Neighborhood Store and Sam’s Club totaling 39 stores.

The public can support the sixth annual Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign in multiple ways:

  • Each participating item purchased at Walmart, Sam’s Club, or online will unlock a donation from the supplier equivalent to at least one meal or five meals.
  • Customers can donate to their local Feeding America member food bank at the register of Walmart stores or Sam’s Clubs
  • Customers can donate online to support local hunger relief efforts through Feeding America’s website: www.feedingamerica.org/walmart  *Designate this gift to “Your Local Food Bank” to ensure your donation stays in the Inland Empire!

“We’ve been out visiting our Walmart and Sam’s Club partners all over the Inland Empire and meeting local employees. These employees and their enthusiasm are truly driving this effort on the ground to feed people in our community,” said Lori Butler, Director of Philanthropy.

“Walmart already does so much for us and to have this extra support heading into the summer months when kids are most at risk for hunger is extra special,” Butler added.

To learn more about FARSB and other ways you can get involved and support the Inland Empire community,  visit www.FeedingIE.org.

Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino began in 1980 as Survive Food Bank in response to the increasing concern about the dual problems of hunger and food waste in the Inland Empire. Today, FARSB is the primary source of food for over 400 nonprofit organizations, distributing over two million pounds of food monthly to emergency food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, high-need elementary schools, halfway houses, senior centers, residential treatment centers, shelters for the abused, after school programs and group homes. More than 125,000 men, women and children each month rely on the food bank’s distribution center to make ends meet.

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