This post is brought to you by Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.
No one likes the feeling of going hungry. Most of us go to bed full every night because we have food in our house. Can you believe there are people who have served our country that are going hungry? I don’t think anyone should go hungry, but especially not the people who have served our country. I was excited when we were invited to invited to the unveiling of Operation HP, which was located at Harvest Hope Food Bank.
Going to this event was humbling and heartwarming because I know many people who have served this country. Helping the Veterans and those who are on Active Duty are close to my heart. Operation HP is helping our community in so many ways.
Learn How Operation HP is helping our community
You may be curious as to how Operation HP is helping our local community. I’m excited to tell you that Operation HP is helping to get food and supplies to those who need it most. They are helping our local Veterans and Active duty members, while simultaneously helping others in need. It’s safe to say that this organization gets the help to those who need it, no matter what.
Offering Special Programs
I love that Operation HP hands out food to help those in need, but they also have special programs to help those in need. An example of some of those programs includes life skill classes. They’re teaching their clients how to provide for themselves, so they don’t get caught up in a vicious cycle. Having resources is important, but learning valuable life skills is also vital to any person. Operation HP even has a special program called a Mobile Food Bank that goes out into rural parts of South Carolina.
Child Hunger is Real
Most of us don’t think about the real problem that is “hunger” because we don’t go without. However, child hunger is a real thing in South Carolina. There are at least 800,000 people in this state alone facing food insecurity. In our County, Richmond County, there are 57,000 adults and 17,000 children who are struggling with hunger. Take a moment to let those numbers sink in. Those numbers along equal around 20% of the population.
Getting Involved in the Fight Against Hunger
There is always a way to get involved and that makes me happy! Go ahead and check out Harvest Hope for starters. This will give you a firsthand look at what they’re doing. You will find ways that you can get involved in the fight against hunger. Consider hosting a food drive, a Virtual Food Drive, or sponsoring the mobile pantry. You can even volunteer your time to the cause. Harvest Hope serves at least 38,000 people a week who are struggling with no food, poverty, and so much more.
How to Volunteer
If you’re considering volunteering with Operation HP, you will need to go through an orientation. You’ll find that the orientation is offered several times a month (lasts about an hour). Harvest Hope is always looking for volunteers. Volunteers help with a variety of tasks and this operation couldn’t be completed without you.
Walmart’s Getting Involved!
Walmart just announced funding $75,000 towards Operation HP. This will help to expand a food program that helps our county feed our Veterans. I’m excited about this and I know you will be too! In addition, Walmart is working with Discover and five suppliers— Campbell Soup Company, General Mills, Kellogg Company, the Kraft Heinz Company and PepsiCo — to give millions of customers an opportunity to fight hunger and help their local Feeding America food bank support those struggling with hunger. Through Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change campaign, there are some easy ways you can get involved and fight hunger.
1. Online Acts of Support: Generate meals for Feeding America food banks by engaging with the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign on social media:
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – Create a post and use #FightHunger.
⦁ For each visible online act of support, Walmart will donate the equivalent of 10 meals ($0.90) to Feeding America on behalf of member food banks, up to $1.5 million.
Purchase participating products in Walmart stores to help provide meals those struggling with hunger. For each product purchased, the supplier will donate the equivalent of one meal ($0.09) on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank, up to applicable limits. Additionally, for every Discover card transaction made at U.S. Walmart stores and Walmart.com during the campaign period, Discover will donate the equivalent of one meal ($0.09) to Feeding America and its network of member food banks, up to $1 million. Check out Walmart.com/fighthunger for further details.
3. Donate at the Register: Donate to a Feeding America food bank at the register during checkout.
There are so many ways we can help feed America! I know we will be donating to our food bank and looking into being a volunteer. Check out your local community and see how you can help fight hunger.