This post was sponsored on behalf of Walmart and The Motherhood. All thoughts are my own!
Did you know that in the US alone, over 16 MILLION people are food insecure? When I heard this finding from the USDA, I was astounded. Even though my family has struggled financially on and off, we have never been without food. Ever. It’s not until you step outside your situation that you see the real need that this country has. We as a family, since we have been blessed to have never gone hungry, need and want to do more. Last week, we donated to a food drive at my daughter’s school to help our local community. It’s a simple and easy thing to do. Certainly most of us have some canned goods and boxed foods that we could spare. And since today is Giving Tuesday, we are going to give more in an easy and amazing way by participating in Walmart’s Food Pantry Holiday Makeover!
This is a very simple way to give and only takes a few minutes of your day (so of course there is NO excuse not to do it!). Just head on over to the Food Pantry Holiday Makeover Webpage and cast your vote for a participating pantry to win a Holiday Facility Makeover! Your vote will give the top 75 pantries in the country 1.5 MILLION dollars in grants to split so they can make improvements in their pantries to further their local giving efforts. The winning pantries will use these grants to purchase like new kitchen and storage equipment, furniture, paint, or other supplies that are needed to support their facility and the people they serve. What a GREAT program that Walmart is doing for these amazingly giving organizations!
In addition to this initiative, Walmart has pledged to give over 4 BILLION healthier meals to people in the US over the next 5 years. That is down right amazing and so cool for such a big corporation like Walmart to do.
So, how do you get involved in this Food Pantry Holiday Makeover? Watch the video below for all the specifics and head over to Walmart’s website to vote. The top 75 pantries at the end of December 12th will all receive $20,000 each to help makeover their facilities! Remember, you can vote once per day, so be sure to come back website every day! You can of course visit my blog each day for easy access to all the info that you need. Please share this with your friends, family and social media, as this is a wonderful way to pay it forward to those in need this Holiday Season!