Walmart, Sam’s Club Campaign to Fight Hunger Underway

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the 11th consecutive year, all U.S. Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs have launched the “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign, with the goal of providing food and resources to people facing hunger.

Since 2014, the campaign has generated more than $186 million and helped secure nearly 1.9 billion meals for the Feeding America network of food banks, according to a news release.

“The 2023 Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign helped Second Harvest Food Bank secure more than 219,000 meals,” said Michael Iberis, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. “This campaign helps the food bank provide even more support to our hungry friends and neighbors who rely on us.”

The campaign will run in stores and online through April 29, with three ways for shoppers to participate:

  • By donating at checkout in stores or clubs, or rounding up at and on the Walmart app.
  • By purchasing participating products in stores or online at or For every purchase of a participating product, the supplier will donate the monetary equivalent of at least one meal (10 cents) on behalf of a Feeding America partner food bank at Walmart and five meals (50 cents) at Sam’s Club, up to applicable limits.

“Serving communities and expanding access to affordable, healthy food lies at the heart of Walmart and Sam’s Club’s purpose to help people live better,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, executive vice president and chief sustainability officer at Walmart and president of the Walmart Foundation. “Our annual Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign is a way that we invite our customers, members and suppliers to fight hunger alongside us. The funds raised through this campaign go toward local Feeding America food banks, meaning we can all make a difference in our own neighborhoods.”

Pictured at top: A Walmart sign is displayed over the entrance to a store in Pittsburgh, Pa. (AP Photo | Gene J. Puskar, File)

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.