Recently I had the opportunity to work with a wonderful woman, Sharon, for a cause that is important to her. Every Halloween she raises awareness to help support local food shelters with a Student Group Competition. She asked for my help in getting the word out via social media. I love her message, “hunger is scary”. I immediately loved what she was doing and told my kids. When we go trick or treating this year, we are going to bring our wagon with us and collect food for our local food pantry. We will also hand out fliers with a link where those who are interested can donate funds to an organization.
After Halloween passes, people focus on the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I want those holidays to be significant in many ways this year. They will be bittersweet and will have a lot of emotions attached to them in our community of North Branford this year. But I’d like to do something uplifting and good for our town. I want to continue the spirit of community and caring for your neighbors by keeping the awareness prominent that others we may even go to class with don’t have much.
In the spirit of one of Lyla’s wishes when she left the hospital last year, I’d like to full up our food pantry boxes to overflowing. People come and go with busy lives and may share their lives on Facebook and social media and things may look well and happy; but images say one thing. What someone is really going through may not be displayed. I’d like us to open our eyes to others and not just pass them by as we come and go from our kids’ activities; but let’s “be a community” and talk to one another. Let them know you care.
What Is Hunger is Scary?
Sharon’s organization’s goal is to engage local teenagers in their communities by providing them a way to volunteer on Halloween. Individuals can rally a community around a common cause of fighting hunger by organizing a street, neighborhood, or an entire town to participate in giving.
To help raise awareness to Sharon’s program, I invite you to follow them on their social media channels:
Web Site – https://www.hungerisscary.com/
Facebook – facebook.com/HungerIsScary
Twitter – twitter.com/hungerisscary
Instagram – instagram.com/hungerisscary
I am also hosting a Twitter Party on Tuesday, October 24 at 8:00 PM ET to raise awareness. Please RSVP to this event to learn more about how you can participate and you can even win prizes!