Category: News Briefs Published on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 01:06 Written by Michigan Chronicle
Metro Detroiters have until April 30 to vote in Walmart’s Facebook campaign. The winning community will receive $1 million in grants and the next 20 communities with the most support will receive $50,000. People may vote daily.
What: As part of Walmart’s Fighting Hunger Together initiative, the company is holding a Facebook campaign highlighting 200 communities where unemployment rates are the highest, according to the Department of Labor. Metro Detroit has fallen out of the Top 20 on the list and all are urged to get involved to help bring the funding here to the Detroit area.
Walmart’s “Fighting Hunger Together” spring initiative will provide millions of Americans the opportunity to fight hunger by shopping at Walmart or through visiting the company’s Facebook page April 9 through April 30. To learn more, visit www.walmartstores.com/fightinghunger.
Why: It’s estimated that over the course of a year, nearly 49 million Americans won’t know where their next meal is coming from. While the need to combat food insecurity is ever present, spring is a particularly difficult time as the season traditionally brings a decrease in food donations, leaving hunger organizations with limited resources and leaving their clientele vulnerable.
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