Feeding the Hungry Through Social Media

Many people have heard of the largest social media platform available called Skout. It is used for finding a date or a friend that is close to where you are currently hanging out. Skout was actually one of the very first dating sites on the internet, and it has helped many people finally find true love. Playing matchmaker isn’t all that Skout does though. Recently, they were featured in the news because of the unique way that they are helping their community by feeding the hungry.

Skout was started in San Francisco, and that is where its roots still run deep. They care about the community of people in their home town so much that when they found out hunger was a major problem there, they knew they had to do something to help. Last year they paid for 10,000 people to get the food they needed on National Grilled Cheese Day. This year, they made it 20,000. The way that Skout is choosing to help feed the hungry is a little different and pretty creative. In honor of National Potato Chip Day this year, they set up a way that members of their site can give each other a bag of virtual potato chips. The times that the bags of chips get given out will be counted. When the number reaches 20,000, that is the stopping point. Anyone who wants more information about how to participate can find it on the site’s blog. The SF-Marin Food Bank, which is the beneficiary of Skout’s donation to feed the poor, often only gets donations during the winter holidays.