#snap4SNAP: Celebrating 50 Years of Food Stamps
Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
On October 30th, celebrate 50 years of SNAP by posting, tweeting, and instragraming using the tag #snap4SNAP.
SNAP recipients (past and present), community organizations, and political and public figures are all encouraged to take pictures and share their thoughts about and experiences with SNAP. These stories and statements will highlight the importance of SNAP in addressing hunger and poverty.
By taking part you will help to raise the awareness of the importance of SNAP and show the real life experiences of SNAP recipients. By using social media we can bring a dose of reality and truth to conversation the around SNAP.
Sign up today and you will receive sample tweets and posts as well as language to help promote the day to your members, supporters, colleagues, and friends leading up to the event.
See our FAQ below or contact Kate Scully at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-762-1074.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Post/Tweet?
Write about what SNAP means for you. SNAP helps millions of families put food on their table. It takes away some of the worry and fear for families who struggle each day with the question, “What am I going to eat?” or “What am I going to feed my kids?”
You can write about:
Why should I include a picture?
Pictures are powerful. An image helps to make an issue real. As we have seen through the Witnesses to Hunger program, pictures grab people’s attention and make people think about an issue far more than words can.
What should I take a picture of?
You really can include pictures of anything. Leading up to October 30th, take pictures of you food shopping or eating. That day take a picture of your lunch. You can even include a picture simply of yourself showing your support for SNAP. Be creative. If you need inspiration check out the pictures taken by members of Witnesses to Hunger.
Do I have to take a picture?
Of course not! You can still take part in the campaign by posting without an image.
How can I stay involved?
We plan to continue the #snap4SNAP conversation throughout the year. Keep posting and tweeting. Encourage your supporters, friends, and colleagues to do the same.
As we said, the #snap4SNAP conversation will continue long after October 30th. We will be planning an event in the spring to inform our legislators about the importance of the SNAP program. Stay tuned for details about that event.
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