This was the seventh year of Walmart’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” campaign and it was more important than ever given the challenging times we’re living in. Maria Zazycki, a senior manager at Walmart.org, explained, “This year’s ‘Fight Hunger. Spark Change.’ campaign is especially critical given the great need communities are facing. We are incredibly proud of the way our customers, members, suppliers and associates stepped up to support local Feeding America member food banks that are working so hard.”

Jessica Sund, from Channel One, thanked everyone for their support, “The fight against hunger has never been more important than now. Channel One is committed to serving our neighbors in need every day, but we’ve seen more people in our community struggle with hunger as a result of the pandemic. That is why we are incredibly grateful for Walmart, Sam’s Club, their associates, suppliers, and everyone in our community who helped to support the ‘Fight Hunger. Spark Change.’

$49,335.03 was collected and will be donated to Channel One Food Bank to help fight hunger in our area.

Channel One needs your support too and there’s an easy and delicious way to help them out. Their annual Empty Bowls event is still happening this year, but it will be a drive-up event. When you buy a $15 ticket you get a delicious bowl of soup and a handcrafted bowl, but more importantly, you create 60 meals for people in need in our area. Check out the menu here.