• If You Care About Child Hunger, Leave ConAgra Out of It

    My least favorite sponsor at Blissdom was ConAgra. I tried to avoid their booth all weekend and not make too many snarky comments about them on Twitter. They convinced Blissdom attendees that making 20,000 tweets about ConAgra and child hunger actually did something about hungry children instead of just building a huge swell of publicity for ConAgra. Seriously. Ostensibly savvy social media business people did an enormous amount of marketing work for free for ConAgra. Sounds like just a con to me. Now the company wants you to buy its food, enter packaging codes on a website, and they’ll donate more food.

    Annie at PhD in Parenting has a better idea:

    Hunger Equations — What Is The Best Way to Help Fight Hunger?

    Infographic by Annie @ PhD in Parenting. The code for the Hunger Equations INFOGRAPHIC can be found at the PhD in Parenting Blog.

    If you have $20 to spare and want to feed hungry people, use your money where it will do the most good.

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2 Responsesso far.

  1. Jessica says:

    As someone who works for a food bank – THANK YOU! This is 100 true – it’s always better to donate $$ to a food bank, because they can stretch their dollars a whole lot further.

    • Issa says:

      Your $$ are more appreciated than expired canned goods, too! I’ve been reading about how often food donations, even from companies, is expired food. Seriously. If you want to help, hand over the money!

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