For over a decade, we’ve made significant strides in improving food access for those in need through food donations and by strengthening the charitable meal system. Our U.S. food donation program started in 2006 through the efforts of a single Sam's Club. Since then, we have provided more than 7.5 billion pounds of food from our network of stores, clubs, and distribution centers to Feeding America food banks. In FY2023 alone, stores, clubs, and distribution centers in the U.S. donated more than 665 million pounds of food, 57% of which were fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and meats.
As part of our ongoing effort to ensure people have access to healthier food, we’re directing our resources to programs and initiatives that work to increase confidence in consistently consuming healthier meals.
And, through our Fight Hunger. Spark Change program, we’re also fighting food insecurity nationwide by working with associates and customers to donate to Feeding America member food banks.
We’re also prioritizing investments in rural geographies, and in racial and ethnic communities that continue to experience disproportionate rates of food insecurity. No one should ever have to wonder where their next meal is coming from — and everyone deserves access to healthy options.