Here's is a quick Q&A about the #twitterforfood event.
What is Twitter For Food?Twitter for Food is not an organization, it's an event. We started #twitterforfood on Twitter to gain awareness and get others to physically and financially connect with the problem of hunger around the world. When you Twitter For Food, you're not just sending money to change someone else, you're changing yourself in a very small way. You don't send money to twitterforfood - pick an organization from the list and fund them directly!
Who Does Twitter For Food Support?
There is a list of organizations on the home page that fight hunger locally and globally and more are added each week. This is not an all inclusive list, so let us know who we're missing!
How Do I Use Twitter For Food?
For the individual Twitter user: just tweet or ReTweet the #twitterforfood tweets you see and join in on the 1st of each month. It's that simple. You can cut and paste the tweet below or make your own and add the url of your favorite organization. It's important to use the #twitterforfood Hashtag as that is how we are tracking success. Skip a meal yourself and fund one of the hunger organizations on the list.
For the Hunger Relief Organizations: Twitter For Food will happen the first of every month so we can get traction together. You can use the tweet below or create your own and use your own url. Want to be added to the list or join in in some other way? @HungerNoMore or e-mail us: email@example.com
Use This Tweet Or Create Your Own
#twitterforfood Skip a meal December 1st and donate the savings to local and global hunger relief. http://tr.im/m1Pq
What's The Catch?
There's not one. Currently I'm using spare time and social media knowledge to create these events and communicate the mission. Hunger relief organizations do not need another layer of cost, so there is no fee for this. Want to help with the website or any other way? @HungerNoMore or e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org
When Do You Start Tweeting?
It's never to early to get the word out, but we need to get really busy on this around the first of the month. We need some BIG tweeters to join in, so if any of you know people in the top 100 twitter list, get them to join in around the 1st of each month. Almost every month we've had Whole Foods join in which is great! Oprah? Ellen? Ashton? Barack? Twitter? are you listening?