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Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change

St. Joseph County’s food insecurity rate is 11.6%. This means that 7,080 people, in St. Joseph County, don’t have access to nutritious foods. To help solve this issue, White Pigeon Community Schools in St. Joseph County started a Fresh Food Initiative program in August 2018. At the start of their Fresh Food Initiative, they were serving 60 families. On April 23, the Fresh Food Initiative served 175 families! This Fresh Food Initiative is once a month at the White Pigeon fire station. Many volunteers come together to help every week, including two students (pictured above) who have not missed a distribution since it started. At a Fresh Food Initiative, there are about five different items of fresh food – produce, milk, and bakery. These are packaged up by volunteers, for clients to easily transport items. We’re thankful for our partnership with Walmart, who supplies us with bags and bakery items for our Fresh Food Initiatives. One way we are able to partner with agencies like White Pigeon Community Schools is through sponsors like Walmart. Join us in Walmart Fight Hunger. Spark Change. This is an opportunity for the community to come together to fight hunger. For more information:

www.walmart.com/fighthunger

What Our Neighbors Say

“I didn’t have much food at all…I would go for days at a time without eating.”
Patricia R., Food Bank client

Thanks to These Generous Food Donors