This post is sponsored by Mirum, but the opinions expressed are my own.
We see a lot of opportunities around the Holidays to donate our time, food items, or money to help in the fight against hunger. Food and clothing drives are prominent throughout the community and food banks are flooded with volunteers. But, the fight against hunger doesn’t end when the Holidays are over, it is a year-round battle.
This Spring, we are focusing on how to better serve our community and the people around us who are in need. We were excited to learn about Walmart’s & Unilever’s initiative in the fight against hunger. They’ve made helping simple!
Doing good for those in need doesn’t have to be a big, overwhelming task. You can start small at your local Walmart store! Right now through April 30, 2018, when you purchase participating Ben & Jerry’s®, Knorr® and Hellmann’s® products from Walmart, Unilever will donate the monetary equivalent of at least 1 meal ($0.10) to Feeding America®. Feel good about giving back by purchasing the products you already use!
This week, we headed to our local Walmart to pick up a few items to donate to one of our local food banks, Redford Interfaith Relief.
It was a great opportunity for us to talk about the importance of helping others. We take for granted, and often even complain about, the food in our own pantry. As we packed up our bags of food, we talked about the many reasons why families may be uncertain about where their next meal will come from and how it would feel to be in that situation.
Dropping off our donations to Redford Interfaith Relief was a rewarding experience. It was very inspiring to see in action everything they do to serve the community. There were shelves stocked with non-perishable food items, fresh fruit options, as well as a community garden that was getting ready to be planted this spring. Their love and compassion for others was evident in everything they did.
There are many ways to help support the Fight Hunger campaign.
Once we dropped off our food donations, we celebrated by enjoying a couple pints of Ben & Jerry’s® ice cream. We enjoyed this experience as a family and are looking forward to finding more ways to serve others in our community.
How have you served your community? Help us inspire each other by sharing your story in the comments!
For each participating Unilever product purchased at Walmart from April 2- April 30, 2018, Unilever will donate the monetary equivalent of at least 1 meal ($0.10) to Feeding America®. Visit Walmart.com/FightHunger for details. Unilever guarantees a minimum total donation of $150,000. Maximum total donation: $2,000,000. $1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks.