Last week Ben Rigby of Mobile Voter, and the folks from Rock the Vote gave me a copy of their a new book Mobilizing Generation 2.0: A Practical Guide to Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Recruit, Organize and Engage Youth for a book giveaway on my blog.
Why would we want a free book? 1. We are so cheap that more than half our budget is in-kind (we're the largest food pantry and community kitchen in the county plus about a million other things)so free is just about right, 2. We are so slammed, (numbers on meals and food are up 30-60% depending on the demographic) there is no way anyone would be allowed to go to the book store, in fact I hear them looking for me to come do who knows what, and 3. I had to define the term blog in a board meeting...3 months in a row. Has any of them read it, no. Has any staff or mgmt read it.....I shall comment no further, but I need some help! I shall use it to dominate the Web 2.0 for poverty, hunger and homeless advocacy and change. The bludgeoning idea is brilliant too....
Maureen Mayer is the Finance, Information and Technology staff person at The Cooperative Feeding Program in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. It's the county’s largest food pantry and community kitchen, and they do so much more than just hand out turkeys on Thanksgiving to the homeless. You've no doubt noticed that food prices are soaring and this has kept Maureen and other staff members who work at the agency very busy.
If you are so inclined, you might to dedicate a little of your economic stimulus check to a hunger organization. Maureen's program has a wonderful virtual food pantry donation campaign. Of course, you may also consider a donation to the United Nations World Food Program and America’s Second Harvest.