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I recently did some research on childhood hunger in my area. What I found made me sad and a little sick to my stomach. Over 30,000 children in my community are at-risk for hunger. 30,000. I can’t get that number out of my head.

I used to scoff at stores and restaurants that asked me, “Would you like to add $1 to your bill to help fight hunger?” How could $1 do anything to fight hunger?

Then I learned the stories and numbers. And I learned the power of doing something, anything, no matter how big or small, to help. I applaud any company who wants to partner with their customers to DO SOMETHING to help fight poverty or hunger or any injustice in our communities.

The Walmart Foundation recently launched “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.,” a nationwide campaign calling on the public – that means us! – to get involved in the fight against hunger right here in America. The goal of this campaign is to provide $3.7 million in grants to participating Feeding America food banks and local partner agencies that provide hunger relief to millions of people in need of food assistance.

Walmart Fight Hunger

As part of the initiative, Walmart is teaming up with acclaimed chef, cookbook author and TV host, G. Garvin, and calling on the public to support their local food banks by voting online through October 5th!

So here’s the deal about how YOU can get involved…

1. Head over to Walmart’s Fighting Hunger site, type in your state, and vote for your favorite local food bank! I’m voting for Food Bank for the Heartland! You can vote once a day and tell your friends to join you!

2. Join me and a few friends for a Twitter party next Tuesday, September 30th at 1:00 p.m. EST using the hashtag #Vote2FightHunger to spread the word about this important campaign! Five $25 Walmart gift cards will be given away during the hour and I want YOU to win one of them {or all of them}! Find all the details of the Twitter party here and I’ll see you there next week!

Do you know about hunger in your community? Have you donated to or worked with your local food bank?