Canadians visited food banks 1.1 million times each month in 2018.
Join Walmart Canada and Food Banks Canada in making a difference in the lives of those experiencing hunger in Canada through Walmart Canada’s third annual Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign.
Last year’s campaign generated 12 million meals in support of food banking across Canada. This year’s goal is to reach 13 million meals!
The campaign will run from February 14th to March 13th in Walmart stores across the country and benefit local food banks.
The Fight Hunger. Spark Change campaign offers simple ways you can take action to help local food banks: purchase participating products, donate at the register and online or, drop off food donations in-store.
1. Purchase Participating Products
With a purchase of a select product between February 14 to March 13, online or in-store from participating brand partners, a contribution will be made to Food Banks Canada1.
Participating brand partners joining together for Fight Hunger. Spark Change. including our Guiding Partners: General Mills Canada Corporation, Kellogg Canada Inc., Kraft Heinz Canada, PepsiCo Foods Canada and Champion Partners: Canada Bread, Catelli Foods, ConAgra, Dare, Ferrero Canada, Hershey, Lassonde, Maple Leaf Foods, French’s, Mondelez, Nestle Waters, Old Dutch Foods, Smuckers, Starbucks and Unilever.
2. Donate at the Register or Online at Walmart.ca
You have the opportunity to round-up your purchases at the register to the nearest dollar from February 14 to March 8, 2019 and donate the difference. Shopping Online? You can donate when you check out your shopping order.
All donations will be matched by Walmart Canada in support of your local food bank2.
These donations help your local food bank better serve those experiencing hunger in your community. With these funds your local food bank can purchase perishable products like dairy, protein and vegetables when they need them, buy gas for their trucks or, make staffing or capital investments like shelving or forklifts to ensure their warehouses run effectively and that they can provide meaningful services at the community level.
3. Drop-Off Food Donations
Walmart Canada stores will also be accepting non-perishable food donations for local food banks. Look for a donation bin at the front of each store. Please consider nutritious food options such as canned protein, fruits and vegetables, rice, whole wheat pasta and sauces, soups and protein alternatives (ex: peanut butter and beans) when dropping off your donations.
Walmart’s Commitment to Hunger in Canada
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are working together to address food waste and food insecurity by supporting the work of the food bank network in Canada. Walmart stores have donated over 16 million pounds of surplus quality food to food banks across the country since 2012.
The food diversion program pairs Walmart stores with a local food bank to ensure surplus quality food is donated to local food banks. Walmart Canada has also donated more than $10.5 million since 2011 to Food Banks Canada and the Walmart Foundation has invested close to $6 million to build capacity in the food bank network- from trucks, new refrigerators, and staff resources to ensure food is safely and properly distributed to those who need it most.
1 (Up to a maximum of $850,000)
2 (Up to a maximum of $2,000 per store)