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Walmart's Fight Hunger Campaign

Press Release Here

The ‘’Fight Hunger. Spark Change.’’ campaign launches at a critical time. One in eight Americans (41 million), including one in six children (nearly 13 million), struggle with hunger at some point during the year, according to the USDA. Hunger also affects certain populations more profoundly including children, seniors, and Latino communities, where one in four children are in food insecure households.

Walmart will start the campaign with a $1.5 million donation and aims to donate a total of $3 million to Feeding America based on the public’s social media engagement in the “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign.

They do this every year and I'm glad they are doing something (which is better than nothing). Various Suppliers and the bank that underwrites Walmart's credit card are kicking in too. This is all better than nothing.

Walmart's Net Profit in 2017 was $13.6 BILLION
Starting wages in it's US operations are around $12 hourly.

Walmart's employees and their families are at the top of the list when it comes to people with food insecurity. Walmart is gigantic. They have incredible potential to change the world. They have ... for the worse.

If the Walton family really gave one single iota about making the world a better place... they can simply start with raising wages and benefits for all employees, all over the world. And demand the same from their suppliers. They would fight for better environmental standards in the countries their goods are made and improved human rights.

They have the power... just use it.

Posted by KentuckyWoman | Sat Apr 7, 2018, 04:09 PM (6 replies)
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