Drumroll please… Sam's Club Members help raise more than 2.5 million meals for hungry families!
You might not think that hunger is a problem in America, but 1 in 8 people struggle with hunger in this nation.
It’s not a distant problem only found in dense cities or in the remote countryside – hunger affects every community from coast to coast. You can see the effects hunger has in your own county and state by visiting Feeding America’s newly-updated “Map the Meal Gap.”
This spring, the Sam’s Club community rallied together to fight back with our “Meals from Members” campaign. Check out the astonishing results our members helped make possible in just one month!
Thanks to our members, each meal raised went to a local Feeding America Food Bank in communities where Sam’s Club operates. Efforts like this truly make a difference. $1 helps provide 11 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.
“At a time when one in six of our neighbors needs help putting food on their table, the Greater Chicago Food Depository is thankful to Sam’s Club and its members for their generous support,” said Jim Conwell, director of communications for the Food Depository. “The ‘Meals from Members’ campaign resulted in the equivalent of 22,728 meals for struggling families in our community, while raising much-needed awareness for the fight against hunger in the Chicago area and across Feeding America’s national network of food banks.”
Thank you to our members, associates and partners for joining us in helping hungry families around the country!