Theme of the Week: #NoKidHungry
This week’s theme in the Social Fabric community is #NoKidHungry, in honor of National Dine-Out Week. In case you don’t know what National Dine-Out Week is, it’s happening right now, from September 18-24, and this is how it works. When you eat out at participating restaurants this week, a certain amount will be donated to Share Our Strength to help end child hunger in America. How exciting is that?! Not only are you enjoying a night out with your family (no cooking, no dishes), but you’re also paying it forward. Don’t forget, this Friday, September 16, we will hold a live Twitter chat from 12:30-1:00 pm EST, using the hashtags #NoKidHungry and #cbias. Also, follow @CollectiveBias on Twitter if you’d like to participate.
Last week we asked community members to fill out a survey related to child hunger and raising awareness. Here is a basic rundown of the answers we received. When asked how often members participate in charitable events, 47% said monthly, while 41% participate every 6 months. When asked what type of charities they support, 94% said those related to child issues. Take a look at all of the results below. It’s interesting to note that 47% of community members have either been affected by hunger themselves or have had someone close to them affected by this very issue. 88% of members do support charities that surround hunger, as well. 35% of members blog about hunger issues every 6 months, while about 6% blog monthly about this important issue.Finally, it’s interesting that only 23% of members have heard of National Dine-Out Week, and none have participated. It seems that most members don’t really know about National Dine-Out Week, and that is why we want to spread the word about this week.
Take a look at two posts from Social Fabric Community Members:
Paula Krueger and her local Mom’s Group were able to make a difference by taking part in the Share Our Strength Great American Bake Sale.
Jennifer Rees encourages readers and shares her heart in Try Something Else Tuesday, where she describes the work of Kids Food Basket.
This week, be sure to check out the restaurants near you that are participating in the Share Our Strength National Dine-Out Week.