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Help Salvation Army, Walmart End Hunger this Weekend

Hunger never takes a summer break! This local community initiative gives Wildwood and Eureka residents a chance to plug into the effort.

Join The Salvation Army, and NewsChannel 5 to "Turn Up The Heat On Hunger." Some school-aged children depend on school-related meals; these sponsoring entities believe just because school is out does not mean a child should go hungry.

Eureka and Wildwood residents can help by stopping by Walmart in to make a food donation July 13-15.  Food bins will be available at each entrance.

About 1 in 8 American children go to bed hungry every night, according to Salvation Army sources.

The Salvation Army feeds 122 hungry people every minute in the United States. Last year, The Salvation Army provided more than 64 million meals for hungry children and families. They provided grocery and meal assistance to more than 98,000 people in the St. Louis community, according to an announcement they made on Patch. That's 269 people every day.

Salvation Army teams are in need of the following items this summer: 

  • Canned Vegetables
  • Protein Items 
  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned Tuna 
  • Powdered Milk 
  • Peanut Butter 
  • Grains 
  • Noodles
  • Rice

Turn Up The Heat On Hunger is Walmart’s latest effort in the St. Louis region to help end hunger. Last year, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation committed $2 billion cash and in-kind, to fight hunger in America .

For those who cannot make it to Walmart this weekend, click here to donate online.

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