Tomorrow is the final leg of United Way Bucks County’s “Buck’s Knocks Out Hunger” campaign. Between 10AM – 1:30PM, volunteers will be packing meals at Ann’s Choice Community Room. The goal is to pack at least 64,000 meals (a meal for every person in Bucks County who is currently “food insecure”) during those hours.
Last Friday, this post went up on the organization’s blog. At this point, I do not have a current tally of funds raised, but based on the nation’s hunger statistics and recent SNAP cuts, this is surely going to be an ongoing effort.
You can help tomorrow in one very simple way: tomorrow, between 10AM – 1:30PM, retweet the #BKOHunger tag when you see it pop up in your feed. Certainly, if you support any local pantry or hunger advocacy group, you’re encouraged to tag them as well. Fighting hunger is a global effort, and every voice (and RT) helps.
I’ll be tweeting remotely about the packing, so if you see something you like, please take a second to hit that retweet tab on your computer or mobile device. The organization has done a great job creating buzz and arranging positive PR opportunities, such as getting legendary boxer Bernard Hopkins to come by on Friday. If you want to stay on top of this creative and ambitious campaign, Facebook is another good resource.