This is a critical time in our nation when food banks are facing a growing need for donations. Despite promising job numbers and economic recovery, our nation continues to face historically high rates of hunger.
Chef G. Garvin is one of the top chef’s in America and The Rhode Show recently caught up with him to talk about the Fight Hunger Spark Change campaign, which calls on the public to get involved in the fight against hunger this fall.
As Chef Garvin explained, the campaign is being launched at a critical time for many Americans. Food banks are facing a growing need for donations due to historically high food prices and drought conditions threatening to drive up the prices of fresh produce and meat. In fact, Feeding America recently released its Hunger in America 2014 report showing that in a single year, one in seven Americans, including 12 million children, turn to the Feeding America network for food assistance.
To help meet this need, the Walmart Foundation is teaming up with six of the nation’s largest food companies – including General Mills, Unilever, Hormel, ConAgra Foods, PepsiCo/Quaker and Kellogg Co. – to distribute $3 million to food banks and local partner agencies across the country.
Watch the attached video to join Chef ‘G’ in the kitchen as he explains the importance of making sure that families have access to nutritious meals.
For more information, visit walmart.com/fighthunger.
More about Chef G. Garvin
Chef G is the author of numerous cook books. After an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno catapulted him to superstar chef status, he also hosted several TV shows on various networks. He is the founder of the One Bite Foundation, a charity designed to inspire children in the culinary arts and address issues such as child obesity, domestic violence, homelessness, and hunger. The James Beard Award nominee has created fine dining at the some of the top restaurants in the world, including the Ritz-Carleton, Veni Vidi Vici, Pricci and the Four Seasons Beverly Hills.