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Foodbank to benefit from Walmart's Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign

Mar 30, 2016

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank announced it’s taking part in Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign, a national initiative that invites the public to take action in the fight to end hunger locally from March 28 to April 25, 2016. 

In this year’s campaign, Walmart is working with some of the nation’s leading food companies and offering customers three easy ways to help families in need in their local communities:

  • Donate at the register: You can donate to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, your Feeding America member food bank, at the checkout in any Walmart store in the Foodbank’s 8-county service area.
  • Purchase participating products: For every purchase of specially marked products both in-store and online, you will help secure one meal on behalf of Feeding America member food banks.
  • Share your support online: Share with the hashtag #FightHunger and Walmart will donate 90 cents, enough to help secure 10 meals through Feeding America member food banks up to $1.5 million. Look for posts from Walmart to share on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or visit and click to share!

“We are thrilled about Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign and grateful for their ongoing commitment to end hunger,” said Dan Flowers, president & CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. “This campaign, in partnership with Feeding America, is critical to our collective ability to raise awareness about the issue, secure more local funds and ultimately, provide greater access to food for more people in need in Northeast Ohio.”

This is Walmart’s 11th year partnering with Feeding America nationally to fight hunger and the 3rd annual Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign.

To learn more about the campaign, please visit