Hunger Relief Twitterers

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 Twitter. It had about twenty accounts.  It’s grown a bit since then–see below. Go follow these folks.   If  you’re interested in having your name attached, message me on Twitter @TysonFoods.

disclaimer–while I do try to keep the list current, it’s three years old, so there might be a few inactive accounts on here.

http://twitter.com/sharestrength    SOS primary account
 http://twitter.com/FeedingAmerica    Feeding America
 http://twitter.com/billshore   Billy Shore, founder of Share Our Strength
 http://twitter.com/dpmichel   Dan Michel–social media for Feeding America
 http://twitter.com/ellendamaschino   Ellen Damaschino SOS OFL Hall of Fame Chef and blogger
 http://twitter.com/hungeractions   Take Action on Hunger
 http://twitter.com/rockforhunger    Rock for Hunger
 http://twitter.com/FTWM    Feed Them With Music
 http://twitter.com/Ddavenport    David Davenport–CEO Second Harvest Food Bank, St. Joseph, Missouri
 http://twitter.com/lisa_goddard      Lisa Goddard, Online Marketing Director, CAFB
 http://twitter.com/jelyon  John Lyon, Faith-Based Capacity Building-VISTA, CAFB
 http://twitter.com/jcdwye r  JC Dwyer, Texas Food Bank Network, Statewide Advocacy Director,
 http://twitter.com/EricaBenavides  San Antonio Food Bank Community Relations Manager
 http://twitter.com/EndChildHunger   Michael Farver
 http://twitter.com/susanapics   Susan Adcock Photoblogger
 http://twitter.com/ederdn   Ed Nicholson, personal account
 http://twitter.com/azganjar     A. Zganjar, Share Our Strength
 http://twitter.com/SuzyTwohig   Suzy Twohig, Share Our Strength
 http://twitter.com/TSARedKettle   The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign
 http://twitter.com/teamlivefeed   Tom Robinson, Live Feed (Music for hunger relief, St. Louis)
 http://twitter.com/FriendsofWFP   Friends of the World Food Program
 http://twitter.com/cookingwithamy   Cooking With Amy– Hunger Challenge Blogger
 http://twitter.com/egratto   Genie Gratto– Hunger Challenge Blogger
 http://twitter.com/marianiles   Maria Niles–Hunger Challenge Blogger
 http://twitter.com/TexansVsHunger    Texas Food Bank Network
 http://twitter.com/whatscooking    Michelle Stern
 http://twitter.com/foodbankccs   Food Bank of ContraCosta and Solano Counties
 http://twitter.com/pdxmission   Portland Rescue Mission, Portland, Oregon
 http://twitter.com/ftmyerssoupktch   Judy–Ft. Myers Soup Kitchen
 http://twitter.com/aafb    Association of Arizona Food Banks
 http://twitter.com/new_community    New Community Mobile Food Pantry, Naperville, IL
 http://twitter.com/markarnoldy   Mark Arnoldy-focuses on international malnutrition
 http://twitter.com/SchoolLunch    Healthful meals & nutrition education for children
 http://twitter.com/suzannenlee    Suzanne Lee, Dir. of Communications & Mktg.   Care & Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado
 http://twitter.com/Deca_Dietician     DeCA Dietician Ft. Lee, VA
 http://twitter.com/CWS_Crop      Church World Service
 http://twitter.com/GPCAH   Greater Philadephia Coalition Against Hunger
 http://twitter.com/SecondHelpings    Second Helpings, Indianapolis
 http://twitter.com/miriamskitchen   Miriam’s Kitchen–serving homeless in DC
 http://twitter.com/BreadfortheCity   Bread for the City, Washington, DC
 http://twitter.com/enklings     Tim Blair, hunger activist
 http://twitter.com/poppypembroke   Poppy Pembroke Communications Mgr.,Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
 http://twitter.com/heifer    Heifer International
 http://twitter.com/heiferportland    Heifer Portland
 http://twitter.com/kidsfoodbasket    Kids Food Basket.  Grand Rapids, Michigan
 http://twitter.com/BreadHolly   Holly Hight–Bread for the World
 http://twitter.com/hungerthon    WHY  whyhunger.org
 http://twitter.com/fighthunger    World Food Programme
 http://twitter.com/WorldFoodPrize   World Food Prize
 http://twitter.com/StopHunger    MAZON–hunger relief organization
 http://twitter.com/EndChildHunger    End Child Hunger, Michael Farver
 http://twitter.com/firstthebasics   First the Basics (helping people find hot meals)
 http://twitter.com/URMission   Union Rescue Mission, Little Rock
 http://twitter.com/walkforhunger    Kristin–Project Bread–The Walk for Hunger
 http://twitter.com/phxmission   Phoenix Rescue Mission
 http://twitter.com/creativelyme   Sarah Hall
 http://twitter.com/FeedINsHungry   Emily Bryant
 http://twitter.com/WalkandKnock   Mary Chant  Walk and Knock-annual food drive
 http://twitter.com/swong7     Stacy Wong , Greater Boston Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/HandsOnHartford       Hands on Hartford
 http://twitter.com/ChicagoShares   Chicago Shares
 http://twitter.com/localfooddude   Timothy Cipriano, New Haven School Systems and Local Food Dude
 http://twitter.com/MOWFeedMore   Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia
 http://twitter.com/AJoyFULLHoliday   A  Joyfull Holiday
 http://twitter.com/dipaolamomma   Lara DiPaola
 http://twitter.com/1millionmeals   Jeffrey Strain, Penny Experiment
 http://twitter.com/foodhunger    The Volunteer Way
 http://twitter.com/Harvest4Hunger   Harvest for Hunger
 http://twitter.com/pghfoodbank   Pittsburgh Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/breadjennifer   Jennifer Stapleton, Bread for the World
 http://twitter.com/bread4theworld   Bread for the World
 http://twitter.com/CCSTB    Community Center of St. Bernard
 http://twitter.com/thelastshow   The Last Show–Karen
 http://twitter.com/rjtbaum     Robert J. Teitelbaum
 http://www.twitter.com/dinnergarden    The Dinner Garden
 http://twitter.com/HartfordFoodSys   Hartford Food System
 http://twitter.com/2harvest   Second Harvest Heartland
 http://twitter.com/2harvestCFL   Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Orlando
 http://twitter.com/2ndharvest    2nd Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties
 http://twitter.com/ACFB   Atlanta Community Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/arfoodbank     Arkansas Foodbank Network
 http://twitter.com/BayAreaFoodBank   Bay Area Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/brfoodbank      Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/CAFB   Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, Inc.
 http://twitter.com/CareandShareFB    Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado
 http://twitter.com/CentralILFoodbk     Central IL Foodbank
 http://twitter.com/centralpafb   Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/CFBFresno    Community Food Bank, Fresno, CA
 http://twitter.com/chattfood   Chattanooga Area Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/CityHarvest     City Harvest   New York,NY
 http://twitter.com/CleveFoodbank   Cleveland Foodbank, Inc.
 http://twitter.com/CommFoodBankNJ   Community Food Bank of New Jersey
 http://twitter.com/CTFoodBank   Connecticut Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/CVFBFeedMore   Central Virginia Foodbank, Inc.
 http://twitter.com/FeedingSFL    Feeding South Florida, Miami
 http://twitter.com/eifoodbank   Eastern Illinois Foodbank, Urbana
 http://twitter.com/FeedAmericaWI   America’s Second Harvest of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
 http://twitter.com/feedingwestmich   Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/FoodBank4NYC   Food Bank For New York City
 http://twitter.com/foodbankccs   Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
 http://twitter.com/FoodBankCENC   Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Raleigh
 http://twitter.com/FoodBankNENY   Regional Food Bank Northeastern New York
 http://twitter.com/FoodBankofCC   Food Bank of Corpus Christi
 http://twitter.com/FoodBankofDE   Food Bank of Delaware, Newark
 http://twitter.com/foodbankrgv   Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc.
 http://twitter.com/foodbankrockies   Food Bank of the Rockies, Denver
 http://twitter.com/FoodbankSBC   Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
 http://twitter.com/foodbanksj          Food Bank of South Jersey
 http://twitter.com/FoodBankSTier   Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Elmira, NY
 http://twitter.com/FoodBkNIndiana   Food Bank of Northern Indiana
 http://twitter.com/FoodDepository   Greater Chicago Food Depository
 http://twitter.com/FoodLinkNY     Foodlink Food Bank, Rochester, NY
 http://twitter.com/FoodShuttle   Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Raleigh, NC
 http://twitter.com/FreestoreFB   Freestore FoodBank, Cincinnati
 http://twitter.com/Gleaners   Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
 http://twitter.com/GleanersFBIndy   Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.
 http://twitter.com/Gr8BosFoodBank   The Greater Boston Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/growthefoodbank   Capital Area Food Bank, DC
 http://twitter.com/HarvestersORG   Harvesters – The Community Food Network, Kansas City
 http://twitter.com/HoustonFoodBank   Houston Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/hpfoodbank   High Plains Food Bank, Amarillo
 http://twitter.com/lafoodbank   Los Angeles Regional Foodbank
 http://twitter.com/LCFBFoodFIght   Lowcountry Food Bank, Charleston, SC
 http://twitter.com/MANNAFoodBank   MANNA  FoodBank, Ashville NC
 http://twitter.com/mfbn   Montana Food Bank Network
 http://twitter.com/Mid_OHFoodbank    Mid-Ohio FoodBank
 http://twitter.com/missingmeals    Second Harvest Heartland
 http://twitter.com/NEILB   Northern Illinois Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/NNFoodBank   Food Bank of Northern Nevada
 http://twitter.com/northernlakesfb   Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/ntfb   North Texas Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/nwncfoodbank     Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina
 http://twitter.com/onecanonedolla r   Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina
 http://twitter.com/OreFoodBankFA   Oregon Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest   Ozarks Food Harvest, Springfield, MO
 http://twitter.com/PghFoodBank   Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/refb   Redwood Empire Food Bank, Santa Rosa, CA
 http://twitter.com/rfbo   Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (OKC)
 http://twitter.com/RIFoodBank   Rhode Island Community Food Bank, Providence
 http://twitter.com/safoodbank   San Antonio Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/SecondHarvestOH     Second Harvest Ohio
 http://twitter.com/semofoodbank    Southeast Missouri Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/sffoodbank   San Francisco Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/SHFBofMidTN   Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
 http://twitter.com/SoTxFoodBank   South Texas Food Bank, Laredo
 http://twitter.com/SPFB   South Plains Food Bank, Lubbock
 http://twitter.com/stlfoodbank   St. Louis Area Foodbank
 http://twitter.com/StMarysFoodBank   St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, Phoenix
 http://twitter.com/TAFoodbank   Tarrant Area Food Bank, Ft. Worth
 http://twitter.com/threesquareLV   Three Square Food Bank, Las Vegas
 http://twitter.com/UnitedFoodBank   United Food Bank, Mesa AZ
 http://twitter.com/utahfoodbank   Utah Food Bank Services, Salt Lake City
 http://twitter.com/VermontFoodbank   Vermont Foodbank, Inc., South Barre
 http://twitter.com/WeldFoodBank   Weld Food Bank, Greeley, CO
 http://twitter.com/WestOhioFB   West Ohio Food Bank
 http://twitter.com/culinarschmooze   Culinary Schmooze
 http://twitter.com/schoolsserve   The National School Food Drive
 http://twitter.com/famtofamily   Family to Family
 http://twitter.com/AggregateND     The Online Carpool for Produce
 http://twitter.com/FoodBanking   Global FoodBanking Network
 http://twitter.com/IowaFBA   Iowa Food Bank Association
 http://twitter.com/northernlakesfb    Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, Duluth
 http://twitter.com/FeedingMaine    Good Shepherd Food Bank, Maine
 http://twitter.com/KimDoyleWille    Kim Doyle Wille
 http://twitter.com/MarlitaH    Marlita H
 http://twitter.com/angelfrmcanada    Robin and Craig
 http://twitter.com/MargaretChoSac    Jeffrey Goldade
 http://www.twitter.com/gransome   Gary Ransome
 http://www.twitter.com/breadrobin   Robin Stephenson, Bread for the World
 https://twitter.com/communityserv    Community Servings, Massachusetts
 https://twitter.com/novusint    Jeremy Lutgen,  Novis International
 https://twitter.com/HeresLife    Here’s Life Inner City
 https://twitter.com/paladinette    Paladinette
 https://twitter.com/MetroCareRing   Metro CareRing, Denver
 http://twitter.com/aarpwi    AARP Wisconsin
 http://twitter.com/onelessmeal    One Less Meal–Double D Diner
 http://twitter.com/Tote4Pgh    Sue Kerr,  The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project
http://twitter.com/NHCOHelps  North Hills Community Outreach
http://twitter.com/Westmoreland  FB  Westmoreland County Food Bank
http://twitter.com/SHIMpgh  South Hills Interfaith Ministeries
 
 

 

Twitter Lists–Hunger Relief (one click following)
 http://twitter.com/sharestrength/lists   Share Our Strength   (@ShareStrength) is doing a wonderful job of categorizing and listing its stakeholders involved in hunger relief on the Twitter List tool.
 http://twitter.com/TysonFoods/hunger-communityh

 

Hunger Twitterers

Twitter

We started this Twitter list almost three 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.   From time to time, I’ll re-tweet the URL to this post. If you’d like your name added to this list, comment here with your Twittername, send Twitter reply to  @TysonFoods, or email me at ed.nicholson@Tyson dot com   I probably won’t add you unless you ask me, so if you want to be added (some folks would prefer their names not be on the list), just ask!

There’s also a comprehensive hunger twitterers list at http://twitter.com/TysonFoods/hunger-communityh to  which you can subscribe with one click.

Now. You all go follow each other and talk amongst yourselves.

http://twitter.com/sharestrength  SOS primary account
http://twitter.com/FeedingAmerica  Feeding America
http://twitter.com/billshore Billy Shore, founder of Share Our Strength
http://twitter.com/dpmichel Dan Michel–social media for Feeding America
http://twitter.com/ellendamaschino Ellen Damaschino SOS OFL Hall of Fame Chef and blogger
http://twitter.com/hungeractions Take Action on Hunger
http://twitter.com/rockforhunger  Rock for Hunger
http://twitter.com/FTWM Feed Them With Music
http://twitter.com/Ddavenport  David Davenport
http://twitter.com/lisa_goddard    Lisa Goddard, Online Marketing Director, CAFB
http://twitter.com/Karlacantu  Karla Cantu, Senior Director of Agency Relations, CAFB
http://twitter.com/kimberwillis Kim Willis, Communications Manager, CAFB
http://twitter.com/molls2009 Molly Robbins, Community Events Manager, CAFB
http://twitter.com/pastelmagick   Emily Babb, Donor Services Manager, CAFB
http://twitter.com/jelyon John Lyon, Faith-Based Capacity Building-VISTA, CAFB
http://twitter.com/jcdwyer JC Dwyer, Texas Food Bank Network, Statewide Advocacy Director,
http://twitter.com/clarknwark Michael Clark, Mitchell Communications
http://elisemitch  Elise Mitchell, Mitchell Communications
http://twitter.com/EricaBenavides San Antonio Food Bank Community Relations Manager
http://twitter.com/EndChildHunger  Michael Farver
http://twitter.com/susanapics Susan Adcock Photoblogger
http://twitter.com/ederdn Ed Nicholson, personal account
http://twitter.com/azganjar   A. Zganjar, Share Our Strength
http://twitter.com/SuzyTwohig Suzy Twohig, Share Our Strength
http://twitter.com/TSARedKettle The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign
http://twitter.com/teamlivefeed Tom Robinson, Live Feed (Music for hunger relief, St. Louis)
http://twitter.com/FriendsofWFP Friends of the World Food Program
http://twitter.com/cookingwithamy Cooking With Amy– Hunger Challenge Blogger
http://twitter.com/egratto Genie Gratto– Hunger Challenge Blogger
http://twitter.com/marianiles Maria Niles–Hunger Challenge Blogger
http://twitter.com/TexansVsHunger  Texas Food Bank Network
http://twitter.com/whatscooking  Michelle Stern
http://twitter.com/foodbankccs Food Bank of ContraCosta and Solano Counties
http://twitter.com/pdxmission Portland Rescue Mission, Portland, Oregon
http://twitter.com/ftmyerssoupktch Judy–Ft. Myers Soup Kitchen
http://twitter.com/aafb  Association of Arizona Food Banks
http://twitter.com/new_community  New Community Mobile Food Pantry, Naperville, IL
http://twitter.com/markarnoldy Mark Arnoldy-focuses on international malnutrition
http://twitter.com/SchoolLunch Healthful meals & nutrition education for children
http://twitter.com/suzannenlee Suzanne Lee, Dir. of Communications & Mktg.   Care & Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado
http://twitter.com/Deca_Dietician  DeCA Dietician Ft. Lee, VA
http://twitter.com/homewatchnwa Homewatch Northwest Arkansas
http://twitter.com/CWS_Crop    Church World Service
http://twitter.com/GPCAH Greater Philadephia Coalition Against Hunger
http://twitter.com/SecondHelpings  Second Helpings, Indianapolis   
http://twitter.com/miriamskitchen Miriam’s Kitchen–serving homeless in DC
http://twitter.com/BreadfortheCity Bread for the City, Washington, DC
http://twitter.com/enklings   Tim Blair, hunger activist
http://twitter.com/poppypembroke Poppy Pembroke Communications Mgr.,Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
http://twitter.com/heifer  Heifer International
http://twitter.com/heiferportland  Heifer Portland
http://twitter.com/kidsfoodbasket  Kids Food Basket.  Grand Rapids, Michigan
http://twitter.com/BreadHolly Holly Hight–Bread for the World
http://twitter.com/hungerthon  WHY  whyhunger.org
http://twitter.com/fighthunger  World Food Programme
http://twitter.com/WorldFoodPrize World Food Prize
http://twitter.com/StopHunger MAZON–hunger relief organization 
http://twitter.com/EndChildHunger  End Child Hunger, Michael Farver
http://twitter.com/firstthebasics First the Basics (helping people find hot meals)
http://twitter.com/URMission Union Rescue Mission, Little Rock
http://twitter.com/walkforhunger  Kristin–Project Bread–The Walk for Hunger
http://twitter.com/phxmission Phoenix Rescue Mission 
http://twitter.com/creativelyme Sarah Hall
http://twitter.com/FeedINsHungry Emily Bryant
http://twitter.com/WalkandKnock Mary Chant  Walk and Knock-annual food drive
http://twitter.com/swong7   Stacy Wong , Greater Boston Food Bank
http://twitter.com/HandsOnHartford    Hands on Hartford
http://twitter.com/ChicagoShares Chicago Shares
http://twitter.com/localfooddude Timothy Cipriano, New Haven School Systems and Local Food Dude
http://twitter.com/MOWFeedMore Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia
http://twitter.com/AJoyFULLHoliday A  Joyfull Holiday 
http://twitter.com/dipaolamomma Lara DiPaola
http://twitter.com/1millionmeals Jeffrey Strain, Penny Experiment
http://twitter.com/foodhunger  The Volunteer Way
http://twitter.com/Harvest4Hunger Harvest for Hunger
http://twitter.com/pghfoodbank Pittsburgh Food Bank
http://twitter.com/breadjennifer Jennifer Stapleton, Bread for the World
http://twitter.com/bread4theworld Bread for the World
http://twitter.com/CCSTB  Community Center of St. Bernard
http://twitter.com/thelastshow The Last Show–Karen
http://twitter.com/rjtbaum   Robert J. Teitelbaum
http://www.twitter.com/dinnergarden  The Dinner Garden
http://twitter.com/HartfordFoodSys Hartford Food System
http://twitter.com/2harvest Second Harvest Heartland
http://twitter.com/2harvestCFL Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Orlando
http://twitter.com/2ndharvest  2nd Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties
http://twitter.com/ACFB Atlanta Community Food Bank
http://twitter.com/arfoodbank   Arkansas Foodbank Network
http://twitter.com/BayAreaFoodBank Bay Area Food Bank
http://twitter.com/brfoodbank    Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
http://twitter.com/CAFB Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, Inc.
http://twitter.com/CareandShareFB  Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado
http://twitter.com/CentralILFoodbk   Central IL Foodbank
http://twitter.com/centralpafb Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
http://twitter.com/CFBFresno  Community Food Bank, Fresno, CA
http://twitter.com/chattfood Chattanooga Area Food Bank
http://twitter.com/CityHarvest   City Harvest   New York,NY
http://twitter.com/CleveFoodbank Cleveland Foodbank, Inc.
http://twitter.com/CommFoodBankNJ Community Food Bank of New Jersey
http://twitter.com/CTFoodBank Connecticut Food Bank
http://twitter.com/CVFBFeedMore Central Virginia Foodbank, Inc.
http://twitter.com/FeedingSFL,  Feeding South Florida, Miami
http://twitter.com/eifoodbank Eastern Illinois Foodbank, Urbana
http://twitter.com/FeedAmericaWI America’s Second Harvest of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
http://twitter.com/feedingwestmich Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank
http://twitter.com/FoodBank4NYC Food Bank For New York City
http://twitter.com/foodbankccs Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
http://twitter.com/FoodBankCENC Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Raleigh
http://twitter.com/FoodBankNENY Regional Food Bank Northeastern New York
http://twitter.com/FoodBankofCC Food Bank of Corpus Christi
http://twitter.com/FoodBankofDE Food Bank of Delaware, Newark
http://twitter.com/foodbankrgv Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc.
http://twitter.com/foodbankrockies Food Bank of the Rockies, Denver
http://twitter.com/FoodbankSBC Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
http://twitter.com/foodbanksj       Food Bank of South Jersey
http://twitter.com/FoodBankSTier Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Elmira, NY
http://twitter.com/FoodBkNIndiana Food Bank of Northern Indiana
http://twitter.com/FoodDepository Greater Chicago Food Depository
http://twitter.com/FoodLinkNY   Foodlink Food Bank, Rochester, NY
http://twitter.com/FoodShuttle Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Raleigh, NC
http://twitter.com/FreestoreFB Freestore FoodBank, Cincinnati
http://twitter.com/Gleaners Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
http://twitter.com/GleanersFBIndy Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.
http://twitter.com/Gr8BosFoodBank The Greater Boston Food Bank
http://twitter.com/growthefoodbank Capital Area Food Bank, DC
http://twitter.com/HarvestersORG Harvesters – The Community Food Network, Kansas City
http://twitter.com/HoustonFoodBank Houston Food Bank
http://twitter.com/hpfoodbank High Plains Food Bank, Amarillo
http://twitter.com/lafoodbank Los Angeles Regional Foodbank
http://twitter.com/LCFBFoodFIght Lowcountry Food Bank, Charleston, SC
http://twitter.com/MANNAFoodBank MANNA FoodBank, Ashville NC
http://twitter.com/mfbn Montana Food Bank Network
http://twitter.com/Mid_OHFoodbank Mid-Ohio FoodBank
http://twitter.com/missingmeals  Second Harvest Heartland
http://twitter.com/NEILB Northern Illinois Food Bank
http://twitter.com/NNFoodBank Food Bank of Northern Nevada
http://twitter.com/northernlakesfb Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
http://twitter.com/ntfb North Texas Food Bank
http://twitter.com/nwncfoodbank   Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina
http://twitter.com/onecanonedollar  Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina
http://twitter.com/OreFoodBankFA Oregon Food Bank
http://twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest Ozarks Food Harvest, Springfield, MO
http://twitter.com/PghFoodBank Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
http://twitter.com/refb Redwood Empire Food Bank, Santa Rosa, CA
http://twitter.com/rfbo Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (OKC)
http://twitter.com/RIFoodBank Rhode Island Community Food Bank, Providence
http://twitter.com/safoodbank San Antonio Food Bank
http://twitter.com/SecondHarvestOH   Second Harvest Ohio
http://twitter.com/semofoodbank  Southeast Missouri Food Bank
http://twitter.com/sffoodbank San Francisco Food Bank
http://twitter.com/SHFBofMidTN Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
http://twitter.com/SoTxFoodBank South Texas Food Bank, Laredo
http://twitter.com/SPFB South Plains Food Bank, Lubbock
http://twitter.com/stlfoodbank St. Louis Area Foodbank
http://twitter.com/StMarysFoodBank St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, Phoenix
http://twitter.com/TAFoodbank Tarrant Area Food Bank, Ft. Worth
http://twitter.com/threesquareLV Three Square Food Bank, Las Vegas
http://twitter.com/UnitedFoodBank United Food Bank, Mesa AZ
http://twitter.com/utahfoodbank Utah Food Bank Services, Salt Lake City
http://twitter.com/VermontFoodbank Vermont Foodbank, Inc., South Barre
http://twitter.com/WeldFoodBank Weld Food Bank, Greeley, CO
http://twitter.com/WestOhioFB West Ohio Food Bank
http://twitter.com/culinarschmooze Culinary Schmooze
http://twitter.com/schoolsserve The National School Food Drive
http://twitter.com/famtofamily Family to Family
http://twitter.com/AggregateND   The Online Carpool for Produce
http://twitter.com/FoodBanking Global FoodBanking Network
http://twitter.com/IowaFBA Iowa Food Bank Association
http://twitter.com/northernlakesfb  Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, Duluth
http://twitter.com/FeedingMaine  Good Shepherd Food Bank, Maine
http://twitter.com/KimDoyleWille  Kim Doyle Wille 
http://twitter.com/MarlitaH  Marlita H
http://twitter.com/angelfrmcanada  Robin and Craig
http://twitter.com/MargaretChoSac  Jeffrey Goldade
http://www.twitter.com/gransome Gary Ransome
http://www.twitter.com/breadrobin Robin Stephenson, Bread for the World
https://twitter.com/communityserv  Community Servings, Massachusetts
https://twitter.com/novusint  Jeremy Lutgen,  Novis International
https://twitter.com/HeresLife  Here’s Life Inner City
https://twitter.com/paladinette  Paladinette
https://twitter.com/MetroCareRing Metro CareRing, Denver
http://twitter.com/aarpwi  AARP Wisconsin
http://twitter.com/onelessmeal  One Less Meal–Double D Diner
Twitter Lists–Hunger Relief (one click following)
http://twitter.com/sharestrength/lists Share Our Strength (@ShareStrength) is doing a wonderful job of categorizing and

listing its stakeholders involved in hunger relief on the Twitter List tool. 
http://twitter.com/TysonFoods/hunger-communityh

Hunger Relief Twitter Accounts–Updated version

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 added to this list, comment here with your Twittername, send Twitter reply to  @TysonFoods, or email me at ed.nicholson@Tyson dot com   I probably won’t add you unless you ask me, so if you want to be added (some folks would prefer their names not be on the list), just ask!

There’s also a comprehensive hunger twitterers list at http://twitter.com/TysonFoods/hunger-communityh to  which you can subscribe with one click. 

Now. You all go follow each other and talk amongst yourselves.

http://twitter.com/sharestrength  SOS primary account
http://twitter.com/FeedingAmerica  Feeding America
http://twitter.com/billshore Billy Shore, founder of Share Our Strength
http://twitter.com/dpmichel Dan Michel–social media for Feeding America
http://twitter.com/ellendamaschino Ellen Damaschino SOS OFL Hall of Fame Chef and blogger
http://twitter.com/hungeractions Take Action on Hunger
http://twitter.com/rockforhunger  Rock for Hunger
http://twitter.com/FTWM Feed Them With Music
http://twitter.com/AndreaSherwood Andrea Sherwood–Tyson Foods Hunger Relief Team
http://twitter.com/ Ddavenport David Davenport, President & CEO, Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB)
http://twitter.com/kerri_qunell Kerri Qunell, VP, Communications, CAFB
http://twitter.com/lisa_goddard  Lisa Goddard, Advocacy and Online Marketing Director, CAFB
http://twitter.com/Karlacantu Karla Cantu, Agency Relations Director, CAFB
http://twitter.com/jcdwyer JC Dwyer, TFBN Statewide Advocacy Director, CAFB
http://twitter.com/kimberwillis Kim Willis, Communications Coordinator, CAFB
http://twitter.com/molls2009 Molly Robbins, Community Events Coordinator, CAFB
http://twitter.com/kirrasue  Kirra Hamman, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, CAFB
http://twitter.com/pastelmagickEmily Babb, Community Relations Assistant, CAFB
http://twitter.com/jelyon John Lyon, Faith-Based Capacity Building-VISTA, CAFB
http://twitter.com/tjordanova Tania Jordanova, Food Resources-VISTA, CAFB
http://twitter.com/clarknwark Michael Clark, Mitchell Communications
http://elisemitch  Elise Mitchell, Mitchell Communications
http://twitter.com/EricaBenavides San Antonio Food Bank Community Relations Manager
http://twitter.com/EndChildHunger  Michael Farver
http://twitter.com/susanapics Susan Adcock Photoblogger
http://twitter.com/ederdn Ed Nicholson, personal account
http://twitter.com/azganjar   A. Zganjar, Share Our Strength
http://twitter.com/SuzyTwohig Suzy Twohig, Share Our Strength
http://twitter.com/TSARedKettle The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign
http://twitter.com/teamlivefeed Tom Robinson, Live Feed (Music for hunger relief, St. Louis)
http://twitter.com/FriendsofWFP Friends of the World Food Program
http://twitter.com/cookingwithamy Cooking With Amy– Hunger Challenge Blogger
http://twitter.com/egratto Genie Gratto– Hunger Challenge Blogger
http://twitter.com/marianiles Maria Niles–Hunger Challenge Blogger
http://twitter.com/TexansVsHunger  Texas Food Bank Network
http://twitter.com/whatscooking  Michelle Stern
http://twitter.com/foodbankccs Food Bank of ContraCosta and Solano Counties
http://twitter.com/pdxmission Portland Rescue Mission, Portland, Oregon
http://twitter.com/ftmyerssoupktch Judy–Ft. Myers Soup Kitchen
http://twitter.com/aafb  Association of Arizona Food Banks
http://twitter.com/new_community  New Community Mobile Food Pantry, Naperville, IL
http://twitter.com/markarnoldy Mark Arnoldy-focuses on international malnutrition
http://twitter.com/SchoolLunch Healthful meals & nutrition education for children
http://twitter.com/suzannenlee Suzanne Lee, Dir. of Communications & Mktg.   Care & Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado
http://twitter.com/Deca_Dietician  DeCA Dietician Ft. Lee, VA
http://twitter.com/homewatchnwa Homewatch Northwest Arkansas
http://twitter.com/CWS_Crop    Church World Service
http://twitter.com/GPCAH Greater Philadephia Coalition Against Hunger
http://twitter.com/SecondHelpings  Second Helpings, Indianapolis   
http://twitter.com/miriamskitchen Miriam’s Kitchen–serving homeless in DC
http://twitter.com/BreadfortheCity Bread for the City, Washington, DC
http://twitter.com/enklings   Tim Blair, hunger activist
http://twitter.com/poppypembroke Poppy Pembroke Communications Mgr.,Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
http://twitter.com/heifer  Heifer International
http://twitter.com/heiferportland  Heifer Portland
http://twitter.com/kidsfoodbasket  Kids Food Basket.  Grand Rapids, Michigan
http://twitter.com/BreadHolly Holly Hight–Bread for the World
http://twitter.com/hungerthon  WHY  whyhunger.org
http://twitter.com/fighthunger  World Food Programme
http://twitter.com/WorldFoodPrize World Food Prize
http://twitter.com/StopHunger MAZON–hunger relief organization 
http://twitter.com/EndChildHunger  End Child Hunger, Michael Farver
http://twitter.com/firstthebasics First the Basics (helping people find hot meals)
http://twitter.com/URMission Union Rescue Mission, Little Rock
http://twitter.com/walkforhunger  Kristin–Project Bread–The Walk for Hunger
http://twitter.com/phxmission Phoenix Rescue Mission 
http://twitter.com/creativelyme Sarah Hall
http://twitter.com/FeedINsHungry Emily Bryant
http://twitter.com/WalkandKnock Mary Chant  Walk and Knock-annual food drive
http://twitter.com/swong7   Stacy Wong , Greater Boston Food Bank
http://twitter.com/HandsOnHartford    Hands on Hartford
http://twitter.com/ChicagoShares Chicago Shares
http://twitter.com/localfooddude Timothy Cipriano, New Haven School Systems and Local Food Dude
http://twitter.com/MOWFeedMoreMeals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia
http://twitter.com/AJoyFULLHoliday A  Joyfull Holiday 
http://twitter.com/dipaolamomma Lara DiPaola
http://twitter.com/1millionmeals Jeffrey Strain, Penny Experiment
http://twitter.com/foodhunger  The Volunteer Way
http://twitter.com/Harvest4Hunger Harvest for Hunger
http://twitter.com/pghfoodbank Pittsburgh Food Bank
http://twitter.com/breadjennifer Jennifer Stapleton, Bread for the World
http://twitter.com/bread4theworld Bread for the World
http://twitter.com/CCSTB  Community Center of St. Bernard
http://twitter.com/thelastshow The Last Show–Karen
http://twitter.com/rjtbaum   Robert J. Teitelbaum
http://www.twitter.com/dinnergarden  The Dinner Garden
http://twitter.com/HartfordFoodSys Hartford Food System
Feeding America Food Banks
http://twitter.com/2harvest Second Harvest Heartland
http://twitter.com/2harvestCFL Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Orlando
http://twitter.com/2ndharvest  2nd Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties
http://twitter.com/ACFB Atlanta Community Food Bank
http://twitter.com/arfoodbank   Arkansas Foodbank Network
http://twitter.com/BayAreaFoodBank Bay Area Food Bank
http://twitter.com/brfoodbank    Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
http://twitter.com/CAFB Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, Inc.
http://twitter.com/CareandShareFB  Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado
http://twitter.com/CentralILFoodbk   Central IL Foodbank
http://twitter.com/centralpafb Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
http://twitter.com/CFBFresno  Community Food Bank, Fresno, CA
http://twitter.com/chattfood Chattanooga Area Food Bank
http://twitter.com/CityHarvest   City Harvest   New York,NY
http://twitter.com/CleveFoodbank Cleveland Foodbank, Inc.
http://twitter.com/CommFoodBankNJ Community Food Bank of New Jersey
http://twitter.com/CTFoodBank Connecticut Food Bank
http://twitter.com/CVFBFeedMore Central Virginia Foodbank, Inc.
http://twitter.com/DailyBread Daily Bread Food Bank, Miami
http://twitter.com/eifoodbank Eastern Illinois Foodbank, Urbana
http://twitter.com/FeedAmericaWI America’s Second Harvest of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
http://twitter.com/feedingwestmich Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank
http://twitter.com/FoodBank4NYC Food Bank For New York City
http://twitter.com/foodbankccs Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
http://twitter.com/FoodBankCENC Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Raleigh
http://twitter.com/FoodBankNENY Regional Food Bank Northeastern New York
http://twitter.com/FoodBankofCC Food Bank of Corpus Christi
http://twitter.com/FoodBankofDE Food Bank of Delaware, Newark
http://twitter.com/foodbankrgv Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc.
http://twitter.com/foodbankrockies Food Bank of the Rockies, Denver
http://twitter.com/FoodbankSBC Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
http://twitter.com/foodbanksj       Food Bank of South Jersey
http://twitter.com/FoodBankSTier Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Elmira, NY
http://twitter.com/FoodBkNIndiana Food Bank of Northern Indiana
http://twitter.com/FoodDepository Greater Chicago Food Depository
http://twitter.com/FoodLinkNY   Foodlink Food Bank, Rochester, NY
http://twitter.com/FoodShuttle Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Raleigh, NC
http://twitter.com/FreestoreFB Freestore FoodBank, Cincinnati
http://twitter.com/Gleaners Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
http://twitter.com/GleanersFBIndy Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.
http://twitter.com/Gr8BosFoodBank The Greater Boston Food Bank
http://twitter.com/growthefoodbank Capital Area Food Bank, DC
http://twitter.com/HarvestersORG Harvesters – The Community Food Network, Kansas City
http://twitter.com/HoustonFoodBank Houston Food Bank
http://twitter.com/hpfoodbank High Plains Food Bank, Amarillo
http://twitter.com/lafoodbank Los Angeles Regional Foodbank
http://twitter.com/LCFBFoodFIght Lowcountry Food Bank, Charleston, SC
http://twitter.com/MANNAFoodBank MANNA FoodBank, Ashville NC
http://twitter.com/mfbn Montana Food Bank Network
http://twitter.com/Mid_OHFoodbank Mid-Ohio FoodBank
http://twitter.com/missingmeals  Second Harvest Heartland
http://twitter.com/NEILB Northern Illinois Food Bank
http://twitter.com/NNFoodBank Food Bank of Northern Nevada
http://twitter.com/northernlakesfb Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
http://twitter.com/ntfb North Texas Food Bank
http://twitter.com/nwncfoodbank   Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina
http://twitter.com/onecanonedollar  Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina
http://twitter.com/OreFoodBankFA Oregon Food Bank
http://twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest Ozarks Food Harvest, Springfield, MO
http://twitter.com/PghFoodBank Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
http://twitter.com/refb Redwood Empire Food Bank, Santa Rosa, CA
http://twitter.com/rfbo Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (OKC)
http://twitter.com/RIFoodBank Rhode Island Community Food Bank, Providence
http://twitter.com/safoodbank San Antonio Food Bank
http://twitter.com/SecondHarvestOH   Second Harvest Ohio
http://twitter.com/semofoodbank  Southeast Missouri Food Bank
http://twitter.com/sffoodbank San Francisco Food Bank
http://twitter.com/SHFBofMidTN Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
http://twitter.com/SoTxFoodBank South Texas Food Bank, Laredo
http://twitter.com/SPFB South Plains Food Bank, Lubbock
http://twitter.com/stlfoodbank St. Louis Area Foodbank
http://twitter.com/StMarysFoodBank St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, Phoenix
http://twitter.com/TAFoodbank Tarrant Area Food Bank, Ft. Worth
http://twitter.com/threesquareLV Three Square Food Bank, Las Vegas
http://twitter.com/UnitedFoodBank United Food Bank, Mesa AZ
http://twitter.com/utahfoodbank Utah Food Bank Services, Salt Lake City
http://twitter.com/VermontFoodbank Vermont Foodbank, Inc., South Barre
http://twitter.com/WeldFoodBank Weld Food Bank, Greeley, CO
http://twitter.com/WestOhioFB West Ohio Food Bank
http://twitter.com/culinarschmooze Culinary Schmooze
http://twitter.com/schoolsserve The National School Food Drive
http://twitter.com/famtofamily Family to Family

Twitter Lists–Hunger Relief (one click following)
http://twitter.com/sharestrength/lists Share Our Strength (@ShareStrength) is doing a wonderful job of categorizing and listing its stakeholders involved in hunger relief on the Twitter List tool. 
http://twitter.com/TysonFoods/hunger-communityh

 

 

It’s time for another Hunger Challenge–You can help feed people in need

Last year, we had the opportunity to work with the San Francisco Food Bank and a great group of  bloggers to help raise awareness for hunger in the Bay Area during Hunger Action Month. It was a successful effort in which we asked for–and received–your assistance.   More than 2100 comments were submitted to this post, resulting in five truckoads of food being donated to Bay Area Food Banks.

We’re going to try something similar this year, with the help of the Hunger Challenge bloggers and the Social Media Club of San Francisco.

The whole idea is to use social media tools to increase awareness of the issue of hunger.  We won’t try to bribe you to become a Facebook fan. You don’t have to buy any products.  Here’s all you have to do:

There’s a list of hunger facts below.  All Tweetable.  Tweet  or retweet any of them with the hashtag  #HChal and Tyson Foods will make a 100 pound donation (up to a total of 100,000 pounds) to the San Francisco Food Bank.  Blog about this effort and we’ll donate 500 pounds.  Or comment to this post with your own verifiable fact (not opinion)  about hunger and we’ll donate 100 pounds.   That’s all you have to do. Let’s see how far and fast we can spread these facts out there in Twittervillle. If you’d like to make reference to this post, here’s a shortened URL:  http://bit.ly/sBE9x

Tweetable Facts About Hunger

More than 35 mil. people in the U.S. are on food stamps–up 3 million since Jan.  #HChal

App. 40% of families now on food stamps have "earned income"–up from just 25% 2 years ago.  #HChal #hungeraction

For every $1 donated @SFFoodBank can distribute $9 worth of groceries. #HChal #hungeraction

In San Francisco, 150K people are unsure where their next meal is coming from. #HChal #hungeraction

1 in 4 San Francisco children lack reg.access to food they need to learn, grow, & have a healthy start in life. #HChal

1 in 5 San Francisco adults can’t count on daily meals they need to lead healthy, productive lives. #HChal

1 in 4 San Francisco seniors lack the nourishment need to control chronic health problems. #HChal

@SFFoodBank distributed over 33.5 million pounds of food in the past year–nearly 8% more than the year before. #HChal

60% of the clients @SFFoodBank served last year come from working families.  #HChal

In CA, the average food stamp recicipient gets $4 a day to spend on food.  #HChal #hungeraction

In CA, a single person can get food stamps only if their yearly gross income is $14,079 or less. #HChal

5.3 mil. Californians are living below the federal poverty line ($21,834 for a family of 4) #HChal

The number of households participating in @SFFoodbank’s grocery pantry program is up 24% over last year. #HChal

You can help alleviate hunger with a single tweet this week:  http://bit.ly/sBE9x (no purchase or FB signup nec.) #HChal

Seven Hunger Relief Organizations Doing Good Social Media Stuff

By Ed Nicholson

One of our goals with this site is to be a positive force in helping bring the discussion of hunger online, creating awareness for the issue and those instrumental in the fight against hunger.
When we came to the issue nine years ago, we found a lively discussion already occurring among a passionate community of those involved in hunger relief.  
We believe there’s still enormous upside potential to bring that discussion online via social networking tools, and to expand the community of decidated hunger fighters well beyond where it is today.
Fortunately, there are some hunger relief communicators blazing the trail. They’re using the tools, and most importantly, they’re engaging in two-way conversations, not simply broadcasting their messages.   If you’re involved in the issue, these are people and groups you’ll probably want to follow, if you aren’t already.

Share Our Strength
Billy Shore, Founder and CEO of Share Our Strength, has always been a tremendous communicator.  Share Our Strength now has Jeff Wiedner doing an exemplary job of heading up online communications, using all of the  popular social networking tools, including a Twitter account   Facebook cause pages,   LinkedIna very nicely-done YouTube channel, and a Flickr account.   In addition to Jeff, who runs the organization’s Twitter account  Billy Shore, Eric Herboso, and Suzy Twohig also have Twitter accounts.

Feeding America
Feeding America has a very well-produced YouTube channel, a quickly-growing Twitter account and active Facebook  and MySpace  pages.  Feeding America’s existing large and active community, enhanced by strong corporate support ensures that pretty much any tool the organization adopts will rapidly gain an active following.

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (Austin)
This organization was early to the game and remains a leader in their use of social media.  In addition to authoring for their blog, CEO, David Davenport; VP of Communications Kerri Qunell; Advocacy and Online Marketing Director, Lisa Goddard, and several others from the food bank engage regularly with stakeholders through a number of different channels, including Twitter and Facebook accounts.   YouTube, Facebook page, Flickr.   Definitely some best practices here.

Food Bank for New York City
A relatively new blog shows bright promise as the centerpiece of this leading food bank’s social media efforts (they’re showing true social media savvy by asking readers to help name their blog )  Additionally the food bank has a Facebook cause page, as well as a YouTube Channel and Twitter Account  Online Communications Manager Daniel Buckley does a good job of coordinating social media efforts and using the tools to engage.

North Texas Food Bank (Dallas)
Another great example of a Feeding America food bank using a variety of social networking tools, including a blog,  a Facebook page, a  MySpace page and a YouTube channel.   Mark Armstrong manages the food bank’s Twitter account.

Texas Food Bank Network
A coalition of Feeding America food banks in Texas, this organization runs an advocacy blog , as well as  a Twitter account . 

Community Cooperative Ministeries Incorporated
This Fort Myers, Florida agency is doing a great job of creating hyperlocal awareness, focused on challenges of hunger and poverty in their area. They have a Twitter account and are using new media tools, including  Pitch Engine’s social media news release service to create awareness of  their activities, as well as using vimeo to post online video. Their CEO, Sarah Owen (who guest-posted here last week), is also a Twitterer.  Take a look at their campaign designed to raise awareness of kids at risk of hunger over the weekends.

No doubt there are many other great social media efforts occuring among hunger organizations around the country. Let me know what’s going on in your community, and we’ll feature it here.  The goal is to connect.