Save the Date! TwEAT OUT to Fight Child Hunger on May 4

May 3, 2011
Jenny Inglee is a Los Angeles-based journalist and the Education Editor at TakePart.

On Wednesday May 4, Share Our Strength—a nonprofit working to end hunger in America—needs your tweet!

The organization is hosting a national event called Dine Out For No Kid Hungry taking place from September 18-24, 2011. They are bringing together thousands of restaurants and millions of consumers to help ensure no child in America grows up hungry.

Jeff Bridges is the national spokesperson for Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign and the Founder of End Hunger Network. (Photo: WireImage)

This year, it is estimated that 1 in 4 children will face hunger.

With this event, Share Our Strength is hoping to help change that sobering fact by raising funds to connect kids with nutritious food where they live, learn, and play.

Okay, so what do you need to do?

This Wednesday, Share Our Strength is asking for you to help get your favorite restaurants involved. Some of the ways restaurants can participate include creating donation cards, giving a percentage of sales to the campaign, and menu promotions. You can send restaurants a tweet, facebook message, or email urging them to participate.

Share Our Strength has everything including example tweets and facebook messages outlined for you.

Example Tweets:

Hey [RESTAURANT NAME]! Be a part of @Dine_Out for #NoKidHungry. I'll dine w/ you during @Dine_Out if you register!

@_____, will u help end child hunger by joining @Dine_Out? Register here: #nokidhungry

Tweeps! Encourage ur fave rest to register for @Dine_Out 4 #NoKidHungry. See how: Pls RT

More example tweets here.

Example Facebook Messages:

Will you join the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry? If you do, I promise to eat at your restaurant that week and I'll bring friends!

I love eating at your restaurants. I would also love to see you be a part of Dine Out for No Kid Hungry later this year: You can count on me as a customer that week!

More example Facebook messages and emails here.

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