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The community is invited to join in the fight against hunger by participating in the Fight Hunger. Spark Change campaign, which runs through Monday.

Harvest Regional Food Bank has teamed up with Feeding America, Walmart and Sam's Club for the campaign.

With 749 million meals achieved over the last five years, Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas customers and members can help the Feeding America network secure its 1 billion cumulative meals goal in three ways:

— For every participating product purchases at U.S. Walmart stores, Sam's Club or during the campaign, the supplier will donate the monetary equivalent of at least one meal (.10 cents) on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank, up to applicable limits.

— Donate money to the local Feeding America food bank at participating Sam's Club and Walmart stores in the U.S.

— Donate at

Walmart kick-started the campaign with a $3 million donation to Feeding America and its member food banks, including Harvest Regional Food Bank.

"Walmart has supported Harvest Regional Food Bank for several years, through financial gifts and retail food donations," said Camille Wrinkle, Harvest Regional Food Bank executive director. "Their financial support has allowed the food bank to expand our fleet and add much-needed freezer and refrigeration space, while their retail donations supply nearly 1 million pounds of nutritious foods each year that we distribute to hungry families throughout this area."

Last year Harvest Regional Food Bank benefited from nearly $100,000 from Walmart and Sam's Club's commitment to fighting hunger.

To learn more about the campaign visit


—From Harvest Regional Food Bank

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