On Monday, Walmart teamed up with Nashville celebrities and elected officials to launch an effort to help fight hunger.
Through the effort, more than 42 million meals will be donated to Feeding America food banks and Action for Healthy Kids.
“It's important to me because it's an issue we can fix if we work together. This country has enough resources and enough food for everybody it's just not getting to the right people and there's not enough awareness about the issue,” actress Kimberly Williams Paisley said.
Officials said spring typically brings a decrease in donations to food banks, leaving them unable to meet the needs of nearly 49 million Americans who at some point this year will be uncertain where their next meal will come from.
“There is one food bank in east Nashville whose emergency food closet gets low at the end of every month,” Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said.
The Band Perry and Governor Bill Haslam were also in attendance at the event.
The campaign to fight hunger continues through April 30.
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