Thursday, May 20, 2010

Walmart Puts Their Money Where the Mouths Are

As the nation's agricultural leader on many fronts, as well as the national leader for children who are food insecure, we must ask the question: How can Texas be a leader in both agriculture and food insecurity among children? It's a question that not only needs an answer, but also winning strategies to end hunger in the Lone Star State.

With this in mind, you can imagine my elation when Walmart announced its generous commitment to donate $2 billion toward U.S. hunger relief. In Texas, Walmart's donation will result in 77 million meals to food banks across our state.

Thank you Walmart for making such a big commitment to address the very real threat of hunger across our country. It is my hope that everyone reading this blog will be motivated to pitch in and help take Texas off the top ranking for food insecurity. If you want to get involved in the fight against hunger, visit the Texas Hunger Initiative. This wonderful group's mission is to make Texas food secure by 2015. This can be achieved through a collaborative effort among all Texans.

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