Nonprofit partner: WhyHunger
Location: New York, NY. Working in the U.S. and abroad (with 26 organizations in 15 countries)
Focus: Busting 5 Hunger Myths
Dates: September 25, 2012 – January 1, 2013
Grab your calendar and a pen….here’s how you can get involved!
October 2: Twitter Chat – 8 PM EST Join us as we get to know WhyHunger and start busting the first two hunger myths.
October 10: Food Sovereignty Prize Twitter Party @ 7 PM EST WhyHunger will be honoring grassroots leaders from around the world who are working for a more democratic food system. We’ll be live Tweeting from the event and would love for you to join the conversation! #foodsovprize
October 23: Twitter Chat – 8 PM EST During this Twitter chat we’ll be busting the final 3 hunger myths.
November 5: Bloggers without Borders and WhyHunger release an awesome infographic about hunger myths that you can share with your readers, followers, and friends.
November 13: Share what you’ve learned about hunger myths with WhyHunger by posting on your blog. Let’s light up the blogosphere, together!
December 1-9: Help us raise money for WhyHunger with an online/offline Holiday Cookie Swap Fundraiser.
From Our Partner, WhyHunger:
At WhyHunger we don’t just ask why. We find practical answers to the problems of hunger and poverty by connecting people to food and by supporting grassroots organizations inventing new ways to build self-reliance and community power. WhyHunger works in the U.S. and abroad (with 26 organizations in 15 countries!) to build networks of grassroots organizations that share a vision of healthy, sustainable and self-reliant communities, leading to greater mobilization and stronger advocacy to end poverty and hunger. WhyHunger believes everyone deserves the right to good, healthy food.
Founded in 1975 by the late musician and activist Harry Chapin & current Executive Director Bill Ayres, WhyHunger works to put an end to hunger suffered by 49 million Americans and nearly 1 billion people worldwide. WhyHunger’s main programs include the National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-HUNGRY, which refers individuals in need of emergency food assistance to soup kitchens, food banks, government nutrition programs & community organizations in their neighborhoods; the Grassroots Action Network, which provides information, networking opportunities, capacity building & access to over 8,000 anti-hunger & poverty community organizations across the United States and around the world; Global Movements, which link WhyHunger’s domestic work on hunger and poverty to global movements for the basic rights to food, land, water, and sustainable livelihoods for all people; and Artists Against Hunger & Poverty which is supported by Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Joss Stone, Darryl DMC McDaniels, Jackson Browne, O.A.R, and many others.
For two consecutive years WhyHunger has received the highest possible rating of four out of a possible four stars for excellence in fiscal management, accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator: ninety cents of every dollar raised goes directly to programmatic work, so when you donate you can be sure we spend the money responsibly. For more information visit www.whyhunger.org
Our next nonprofit partner will be announced in January 2013.