This spring, flooding closed an entire county school system, roads, and other services in Cherokee County, Alabama. Homes were damaged and many residents were displaced. The disaster even disrupted our food bank’s regular produce deliveries to the county’s elementary schools.
Once the waters receded and roads were passable, the Community Food Bank reached out to increase its service to the area. We secured sponsorship from Feeding America and Walmart to provide an emergency food distribution. We partnered with the Cherokee Chamber Chamber of Commerce and the Family Care Center to organize and facilitate the event. Local Walmart Centre employees volunteered to help unload, bag, and distribute fresh produce and boxes of groceries to residents impacted by the floods. Through this project, we were able to feed over 140 families in need.
We are so thankful for Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Feeding America’s continued support helping us to #FightHunger every day.
Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign is a catalyst for action and enables neighbors to help neighbors in times of unexpected need like natural disasters – touching the lives of residents who live in small, rural towns that rarely garner national attention and are able to face challenges by banding together.
Learn more at walmart.com/fighthunger #FightHunger #FeedingAL
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