A meal is often something that many take for granted and few are willing to help those that need one. #HashtagLunchbag is spreading virally through social media and is continuing to make an impact on the streets of Vancouver.
Each month the event brings together individuals who donate their time and money to help those in need. The team at #HashtagLunchbag welcomes volunteers on February 16, 2014 at the Electric Owl.
The Vancouver edition of #HashtagLunchbag began in May 2013 and has been growing with each event every month. The goal is to relentlessly end world hunger, one lunch bag at a time and #HashtagLunchbag is doing just that. It is showing people that small actions from lots of people can empower a big change.
“Hashtag Lunchbag has been able to bring together people from many different backgrounds and make a change in the city that we live in,” said Sophia Mach, event coordinator. “For us, this is the start of bringing awareness in our community and inspiring others to do the same in theirs.”
With campaign supporter Electric Owl, the team at #HashtagLunchbag have a goal of making more than 1200 lunches during the February 16 event. Registration is not required for this event but the team at #HashtagLunchbag asks that volunteers come with a donation to help with food costs. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Electric Owl, 928 Main St, Vancouver, at 11 a.m. for assembly to prepare for a 1 p.m. distribution.
#HashtagLunchbag is a humanity service movement dedicated to creating fun environments to bring together diverse groups of compassionate people in local communities across the world to focus out and give back in local communities. It began in Los Angeles by a group of friends on Christmas Day in 2012. The intent was to “provide a hearty & balanced meal to those in need” and did exactly that. The idea from that Christmas Day has inspired many to get involved in their own city in over 50 cities across North America.
For more information: www.HashtagLunchbag.com