Last week, I asked the question—which I’ve been asking for years—“Where’s the online discussion of hunger?” Crickets. Dang folks. These online channels—blogs, social media, forums, etc.—offer enormous potential for exciting and diverse discourse. The hunger community is a passionate and opinionated bunch. There’s enough diversity of thought among those who care about feeding people to have some really interesting discussion [...]
This is a post from four years ago, May, 2008. I didn’t receive much of an answer then. There were only a few of us involved in hunger relief using social channels back then. Since then, use of social media has exploded. Most every hunger relief organization has an active social media presence now. Take a look at the post [...]
We created this blog in 2007, with the goal of raising awareness of the issue of hunger and supporting the community of people and organizations involved in hunger relief. Early on I was excited about the potential of social media tools bringing the hunger community together. In early 2008, I created a list of those in the hunger community using [...]
Thank you for you for rallying your community and raising hunger awareness during Tyson’s Hunger Action Month Facebook Poll . A total of 37,941 votes were cast. Congratulations to the top three finishers! The final results are: Food Bank of the Albemarle- Elizabeth City, NC: (9,467 votes) Yuma Community Food Bank- Yuma, AZ: (9, 435 votes) Mississippi Food Network- Jackson, [...]
All the cool kids online are talking about Google+. Google has mashed up features of Twitter and Facebook (mostly Twitter, seems to me), added features of their own and created a new social media platform that appears to have reached “next big thing” status. It has reportedly amassed more than 20 million users in less than three weeks. If you’re [...]
I’ve been two days in anti-hunger conferences in DC: Saturday at the National Hunger Free Communities Summit sponsored by the Alliance to End Hunger, and Sunday at the FRAC/Feeding America National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference. I love coming to these things, not just because they’re engergizing and educational, but also because they generate connections, many of which turn into steadfast friendships. [...]
Social media for social good expert Beth Kanter interviews Dan Michel, Digital Marketing Manager for Feeding America on how his group measures online ROI.
We’re trying to help The Food Bank for Monterey County (California) get some new friends. Facebook friends, that is. For every new “like” they get on their Facebook page for the next week, we’ll give them 100 pounds of food–up to a 30,000 pound truckload.
We started this Twitter list almost two years ago with names of people who have been active (online or offline) in the discussion of hunger. Since then it’s grown as more and more people and organizations find Twitter a valid way to bring the community online. See the list [...]
Another good piece of work from our friends at Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, delivering the message, "Hunger is Unacceptable." They posted to Vimeo, and all of their communicators embedded into their various social media channels. I first noticed it posted to Facebook.
We started this Twitter list over a year ago with names of peope who have been active (online or offline) in the discussion of hunger. Since then it’s grown as more and more people find Twitter a valid way to bring the community online. From time to time, I’ll re-tweet the URL to this post. If you’d like your name [...]
We started this list of hunger relief organizations with either Facebook pages or groups a few months ago. Thanks to Dan Michel of Feeding America for sending us URLs for many of the network’s member food banks. Please let us know if your organization’s URL is wrong or if you want to be added. When you’re added, I’ll send out [...]
View Tyson Foods Hunger Relief Donations in a larger map Here’s a Google map I created on Friday of the truckload donations Tyson has done in the past year. Notice all of the icons are clickable for more information. You can zoom in to the street address (with apologies to those recipients whose addresses I didn’t nail precisely–I did this [...]
We started this list of hunger relief organizations with either Facebook pages or groups a few months ago. Please let us know if your organization’s URL is wrong or if you want to be added. When you’re added, I’ll send out a tweet letting the world know about your addition. Of course, if you want to add Tyson Foods, we’d [...]
By Ed Nicholson Shortly after we started this blog in 2007, I posed the question, "Where’s the Online Discussion of Hunger?" At the time, there simply wasn’t much of a discussion occurring. Pretty much the same when I asked the question again in May of 2009. I still hold firmly to the belief that among the greatest potential benefits of social networking [...]