/C O R R E C T I O N -- Feeding America/
CHICAGO, April 2, 2013
In the news release, Feeding America Thanks Its Partners For Teaming Up To
Help Fight Hunger, issued 02-Apr-2013 by Feeding America over PR Newswire, we
are advised by the organization that the fourth paragraph, second sentence,
should read "Walmart will deliver $3 million in grants for hunger-relief
programs" rather than "Walmart and its partners in 'Fighting Hunger Together'
will deliver $3 million in grants for hunger-relief programs" as originally
issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:
Feeding America Thanks Its Partners For Teaming Up To Help Fight Hunger
Walmart Brings Ten Corporate Partners Together to "Fight Hunger Together"
CHICAGO, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Walmart and ten other
leading Feeding America corporate partners are joining forces to raise
awareness of the issue of hunger and award $3 million to Feeding America food
banks and their partner agencies to help fight hunger in their local
The partners included in the Walmart "Fighting Hunger Together" campaign,
include: Campbell's Soup, ConAgra Foods, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, General
Mills, Kraft Foods Group, Kellogg Company, Mondelez International, Nestle USA,
PepsiCo and Unilever.
"We are grateful and appreciative that we have such dedicated partners in
helping to fight hunger in our communities," said Bob Aiken, president and CEO
of Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief charity.
"Hunger affects every community in the United States, and we know it takes the
commitment of the public, government and our corporate partners to help make
sure that everyone in America has access to healthy and nutritious food."
According to the USDA, more than 50 million Americans live in food insecure
households, and nearly 17 million of those impacted are children. To address
this issue, Walmart will deliver $3 million in grants for hunger-relief
programs and generate the equivalent of up to 35 million meals* for local
Feeding America food banks and their partner agencies across the United
The public can help join the fight by visiting Walmart's Facebook page and
casting a vote for a Feeding America food bank or partner agency in local
communities across the country that are eligible for a grant. Voting will take
place throughout the month of April and winners will be announced beginning in
Feeding America, through its network of more than 200 food banks and 61,000
partner agencies, helps provide food to 37 million Americans each year,
including nearly 14 million children and 3 million seniors.
The "Fighting Hunger Together" initiative is part of Walmart and the Walmart
Foundation's $2 billion commitment through 2015 to fight hunger. As a part of
this commitment, Walmart and its foundation pledged to donate more than 1.1
billion pounds of food from Walmart stores, distribution centers and Sam's
Club locations, valued at $1.75 billion, as well as $250 million in grants to
support hunger-relief organizations.
*$1=8 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local food banks.
About Feeding America
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to
survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief
charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans
each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the
entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies
that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can
fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit
http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at
facebook.com/FeedingAmericaor follow our news on Twitter at
SOURCE Feeding America
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