On Tuesday, November 19, use your tweets for more than just a way to share your daily witticisms. On that day from 1-2 p.m., ET, ABC is holding a Tweet-a-thon to benefit Feeding America. Dr. Richard Besser, ABC’s chief medical editor, hosts the event where the network will donate $1.00 to Feeding America, up to $10,000, for every tweet that goes out during the hour-long ABC Health Tweet chat. By simply joining the conversation and using the hashtag #abcDRBchat, you can help fight hunger in America.
Feeding America is an organization committed to hunger relief in our country. According to their website, the national food insecurity rate is 19.5 percent. That means almost 20 percent of people don’t have consistent access to adequate food. For children the statistic is even worse. Nearly 30 percent of kids are hungry or are facing the risk of hunger.
A network of food banks is Feeding America’s primary tool in the fight to end hunger. Every state, in addition to Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, has at least one food bank that is a part of that network. In addition to food banks, Feeding America coordinates volunteers, enables activists against hunger, and directs those who are hungry to the resources they need including the food banks and assistance programs.
Disney|ABC has declared a “Season of Service” to engage people across the country and has donated $750,000 to Feeding America. If you want to join in, they have agreed to match donations made on Feeding America’s website dollar for dollar up to $250,000. Their ultimate goal is to provide 40 million pounds of produce to those in need.
As we enter the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in the planning of one delectable meal after another. This year, take the time to help ensure someone else gets the meal they need. All you have to do to make a difference is take part in the discussion next Tuesday about hunger in America. Join us and help make a difference to those facing hunger in our country every day.
Details to Remember:
- Tuesday, November 19, 1-2 p.m., ET
- During the ABC Health tweet chat, Fighting Hunger in America
- Use #abcDRBchat
- Each tweet equals a $1.00 donation
Image from FeedingAmerica.org
November 11th, 2013