Are ya hankerin’ for a HAM-up?
August 12, 2008 § 22 Comments
We know you’re passionate about two things as much as we are – the online community and ending hunger. How can we take that passion into something both fun and meaningful?
We talked (yes, in person!) to some of the great minds on Twitter, and the HAM-up Tweet-up was born.
Get it? HAM… September is Hunger Action Month … Hamming it up… Clever huh?
Then the ideas really started flying.
How about a competition for donating ham and other protein products?
How about a can-struction competition?
How about we ask people to donate their weight in food?
How about we ask people to donate the cost of meals for the day to the Food Bank?
How about we ask the community to volunteer at some Food Bank partner agencies on a specific day?
As the ideas and the excitement grew, we realized that this day of hunger-ending-awesome-ness shouldn’t be just contained by a couple of folks gathered around a computer. As much as this day is about the 40,000 hungry Central Texans relying on the Food Bank each week, it’s also about you.
So mark in your calendars Saturday, September 13 for the HAM-up Tweet-up. It’s not a particularly meaningful day in Austin or hunger history, but there’s no major home football game that day, and we guess you’ll probably be looking for something cool to do.
Send us your ideas for our first inaugural HAM-up Tweet-up!
You can also follow Advocacy and Online Marketing Manager, Lisa Goddard, on twitter: @lisa_goddard
Special thanks to tweeters, @MikeChapman and @michellegreer for their enthusiasm and creativity.