On June 3rd young volunteers will come together to feed those in need by hosting a #HashtagLunchbag event. Our goal is to package and distribute over 200 lunches to people around the city. Created in 2012 by a small group of friends in Los Angeles, #HashtagLunchbag has grown to a massive youth driven social humanitarian movement involving over 60 cities around the world.
With the simple philosophy “hunger is stupid, giving is contagious” individuals and organizations have worked to end hunger one lunch at a time. #HashtagLunchbag gives individuals the opportunity to feed their local communities, feel the benefits of giving, and share their experiences on social media in order to inspire others. #HashtagLunchbag is about more than feeding the body for a day. It is about feeding the soul. It is about letting those in need know that someone cares. Although this will be our first event hosted in Milwaukee, we hope that this is the start of something bigger and sustainable.
Volunteers should RSVP at: http://www.hashtaglunchbag.org/42252/hastag_lunchbag_milwaukee, or go to hashtaglunchbag.com and search for our event. $10+ donation is suggested to cover the cost of groceries, but it is not mandatory to participate. To donate directly to the Milwaukee event click the link to our gofundme page. Even if you are unable to attend this event, we encourage you to make donations at: https://www.gofundme.com/hashtag-lunchbag-milwaukee. If you would like to make cash or in kind donations of greater than $250, please email email@example.com to receive tax information. Our goals for our first event include:
- Package and distribute 200 lunches to those in need in the city of Milwaukee
- Create a model in order to make it easy for anyone to host a similar event in Milwaukee
- Place information cards containing updated information about various pantries available that already serve those in need
About The Company: #HashtagLunchbag is powered by Living Through Giving Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non profit organization. Please go to hashtaglunchbag.com for more information, like or share our facebookpage @hashtaglunchbagmilwaukee, follow us on twitter @hungerisstupid, or check out the intragram thread at #hashtaglunchbag, #livingthroughgiving, and #hashtaglunchbagmilwaukee for updates.