Just in time for Thanksgiving, Sources Food Banks received a wonderful surprise! As part of Walmart Canada’s second annual Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign, we received a donation of more than $20,000 for our White Rock/South Surrey and Langley Food Banks!
Cash donations have a multiplier effect, thanks to our Food Banks’ partnerships with local food distributors; we can purchase $3 worth of food for every dollar! In other words, this donation will allow us to purchase $60,000 worth of food for families in need this winter.
About the Campaign
The Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign ran from April 5 to May 2, 2018 in all Walmart stores across Canada and provided customers different ways to help support their local Food Banks, including purchasing participating products, donating at the register, and dropping off food donations.
The campaign raised and donated more than $3.1 million dollars to more than 550 Food Banks through Food Banks Canada—including a $1 million corporate donation from Walmart Canada.
“Walmart Canada is committed to addressing food insecurity in Canada,” said Lee Tappenden, President and CEO of Walmart Canada. “Our Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign is proof that small actions have a significant impact. We thank our customers, suppliers and Food Banks Canada for making this year’s campaign such a success and for helping us in the fight against hunger.”