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This post is sponsored by Walmart and ShopStyle. All opinions are my own.

Did you know that 1 in 8 Americans (that’s 40 million Americans) struggle with food insecurity? As a Mom, those numbers are terrifying. No person should ever go hungry. I’m honored to share that Walmart and Feeding America® are doing something about it! Now through May 20th, you could help secure a meal by doing something that you’re probably already doing. When you purchase a select item at a Walmart store or at Walmart.com, you’ll help secure a meal through Feeding America for families in need. Join me in participating in Walmart’s 6th Annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign.

“Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” is a long-standing effort in which Walmart aims to end food insecurity in local communities across the US by partnering with Feeding America, brand suppliers and customers to help secure meals for those in need.

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During our last trip to Walmart, I was able to pick up the following 6 participating items:

McComick Original Taco Seasoning Mix

Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice: Spanish Style

Birds Eye Broccoli Florets

Birds Eye Sweet Corn

Pace Chunky Salsa

Gold Peak Sweet Tea

Alongside some of our favorite ingredients, I was able to create this Taco Bowl Bar for my family, which is always a huge hit! During checkout, I also chose to donate additional $ to the campaign and I encourage you to do the same. Every dollar helps! You can find all of the participating items here.

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Taco Bowl Bar Recipe

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The Ultimate Taco Bowl Bar

Perfect for Taco Tuesday, this bowl is packed with flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 package UNCLE BEN'S Ready Rice: Spanish Style
  • 1 package McCormick Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 cup Birds Eye Broccoli Florets
  • 1 cup Birds Eye Sweet Corn
  • 1 cup Pace Chunky Salsa
  • 1 package ground meat or vegetarian crumbles
  • 2 cans black beans
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 package shredded cheese
  • 1 avocado chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • sour cream
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • tortilla chips optional

Instructions

  • Cook crumbles per package directions (if you're using ground meat, brown in pan)
  • In separate pots, warm corn, beans and broccoli, according to package directions. Season corn and beans as desired.
  • Add McCormick Original Taco Seasoning Mix and water, stir.
  • Cook rice in microwave for 90 seconds, per package directions.
  • Place all ingredients in their own bowl.
  • Add as many, or as little ingredients as you'd like. 
  • Serve chips on the side!

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Let’s Fight Hunger and Spark Change

I hope you’ll join me and visit your local Walmart. Let’s work together to fight hunger and spark change.

Disclaimer: For every participating product purchased at Walmart between now and May 20th, 2019, the manufacturer will donate $0.10 to Feeding America – enough to secure at least 1 meal on behalf of local food banks – up to each manufacturer’s maximum donation. Each manufacturer’s maximum donation is provided on the participating packages. See package or Walmart.com/FightHunger for details.

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  • emman damian
    May 11, 2019

    Sounds like a great recipe! I’ll try this at home. I really enjoy cooking for my family. 🙂

  • emman damian
    May 11, 2019


    Sounds like a great recipe! I’ll try this at home. I really enjoy cooking for my family.

  • Megha
    May 9, 2019

    this is such a nice campaign to support starving people. i am not feeling hungry after looking at those delicious pictures!

  • Beth
    May 9, 2019


    This looks really delicious! The post office is having a food drive this Saturday. I will pick up some of the rice and taco seasoning (along with other items) from Walmart to donate. I’ll have to make this meal for my family!

  • Chelle Dizon
    May 9, 2019


    That Taco looks good! I really admire Walmart for this effort and continuing the Walmart’s 6th Annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign. I’ll share this to my friends.

  • Lauren Ash
    May 8, 2019


    Love to see corporate companies taking a stand against great causes! Makes me want to shop at Walmart more to show support!

  • Fatima Torres
    May 8, 2019


    Your post is making me hungry. Happy to see you’re giving back with all this as well.

  • Angela
    May 8, 2019

    This taco bowl looks amazing! It is something my entire family will LOVE, can’t wait to make it!!

  • Tiffany La Forge-Grau
    May 8, 2019


    I have seen starving people and it is a waking nightmare. I would love to help out any way possible.

  • Cindy Gordon
    May 8, 2019


    I would love to help in any way I can. This is an amazing thing to promote.

  • Shannon Graham
    May 8, 2019


    I love when large organizations and companies put their heads together to make a change. This is a real issue and I’m glad there is more focusing being brought to it.

  • RIka
    May 8, 2019

    I love shopping at Walmart! I love Taco and often make it at home, more fun!

  • Celebrate Woman Today
    May 8, 2019

    Who doesn’t love the TACO lunch or dinner! So easy to make with these ingredients!

  • Danielle Rice
    May 8, 2019

    I love this! Will have to try this (with turkey as we dropped beef)!

    • Heather
      May 8, 2019

      I use vegetarian crumbles since I don’t meat at all 🙂

  • Ruth I
    May 8, 2019


    This is a great campaign. I hope more people will participate. I love this recipe!

  • Sheereen | Cups of Coco
    May 8, 2019


    Loved the taco bowl! Glad Walmart is participating in such a worthy cause!

  • Meagen Brosius
    May 8, 2019


    It’s always so alarming to hear these statistics. Makes me sad but also really thankful that we have not had to deal with food insecurity over the years. A great reminder and a wonderful program to help give back!

  • Jennifer
    May 8, 2019


    This is such an important topic — no one should ever go hungry.

  • Lavern Moore
    May 8, 2019

    The taco bowl looks delicious. Might try the recipe.

  • Toni | Boulder Locavore
    May 8, 2019


    This will be a sure hit at my house any night of the week!

  • artchee
    May 8, 2019


    This is great. I would also like to participate in ending hunger campaigns.

  • Catalina
    May 8, 2019


    Taco bowl is a great idea for a quick and easy dinner! So perfect for my busy week nights!

  • Stefani Tolson
    May 8, 2019

    Those rice pouches are so handy! I buy them all the time and use them when I make tacos!

  • Rachel
    May 7, 2019

    I love tacos so adding this to a bowl sounds amazing. Just put everything all in one space and eat it up!

  • Terri Steffes
    May 7, 2019

    This is impressive! I have heard about the program but I loved reading about your personal experiences with it.

  • Annemarie LeBlanc
    May 7, 2019


    Oh what a great campaign! I would be more than willing to participate. It is about time to get together and end hunger.

  • Kathy
    May 7, 2019

    This is a great campaign. I Love that they’re doing this. That taco bowl also looks amazing! I haven’t had one of those in a long time.

  • Jeanette
    May 7, 2019

    What a great cause! I love the idea of combining something you have to get with something that helps others. I will definitely be checking this out.

  • Tasheena
    May 7, 2019


    I love that Walmart is doing this! This recipe would have been perfect to make for dinner tonight.

  • Theresa
    May 7, 2019


    It’s mind boggling how in a country as rich as ours, so many struggle with food insecurities. I love that Walmart is doing their part to help feed the hungry. I’ll be sure to pick up some participating products to do my part as well.

  • Leigh Suznovich
    May 7, 2019

    Oh the taco bowls look amazing, and what a great initiative!

  • Amy Desrosiers
    May 7, 2019

    I think it is great that big companies try to give back and fight hunger. It is really important that we all try to do our parts to help one another.

  • Brandy
    May 7, 2019

    This is such an awesome campaign. I love that there is a way to easily help people get food when they can’t get it. This is a great campaign to share and promote.

  • Marta Rivera
    May 7, 2019

    I never knew “food insecurity” was a thing. Once I learned more about it, it shocked me to find that I grew up that way.

  • Stacie
    May 7, 2019


    I love what Walmart is doing to help fight hunger. I’ll definitely be taking part.

  • Colleen
    May 7, 2019


    I shop at Wal-mart all the time. I will definitely be taking part in this. I don’t think anyone should go hungry.

  • Brianne Tursi Manz
    May 7, 2019


    What a great initiative that Walmart and Feeding America are doing. I’ll have to look for these items the next time I’m out, so I too can participate and help.

  • Sarah Bailey
    May 7, 2019

    Now this sounds like an absolutely delicious taco bowl to make! I am loving that Walmart are helping to fight hunger as well. It is sad that so many people do go to sleep hungry.

  • Amber Myers
    May 7, 2019

    This is a great campaign. No one deserves to go hungry. I shop at Walmart often, so I love that they are doing this.

    Also, I must try this taco bowl bar. We love our tacos here.

  • GiGi Eats
    May 7, 2019


    Okay, I love this and it has officially motivated me to convince my husband that we NEED to go to Walmart today!

  • Subhashish Roy
    May 7, 2019

    Great initiative from Walmart. Anyone who has the opportunity to contribute their bit through their purchase should definitely use this opportunity for a good cause.

  • Cait
    May 7, 2019

    Omg I love this! Always wanting to help others esp when it comes to hunger! Thanks for sharing such a great challenge for everyone to do together

  • Erin Knight
    May 7, 2019


    The taco bowl bar looks amazing and nutritious. I like how Walmart have this campaign which consumers get to make good food while help these in need.

  • Alli Smith
    May 7, 2019


    I love a good taco bowl! I need to grab all the ingredients the next time I’m in Walmart and make this for dinner one night this week.

  • robin rue
    May 7, 2019

    I am heading to Walmart today actually! I will most definitely be participating in this.

  • Piathought.com
    May 7, 2019

    Heyyyy! I love this! I am actually on a diet now but I wanna eat this all! Craving for taco!

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