BENEFITING: City Harvest, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Feb 15, 2012
I'm putting together an event for upcoming Social Media Week and requested help from some foodie experts. It would be a foodie mixer to raise money and awareness for the NYC Harvest to help fight hunger. I think this event not only fits in great with the SMW theme but it directly contributes in making a difference and change. Besides the ticket price we also accept any extra generous donations to help reach our goal. No one deserves to be hungry.
Social Media Week’s mission is to explore how local and regional societies, cultures, and economies are becoming more integrated and empowered through a global network of communication.
Reflecting the global impact of social media – and its role as a catalyst in driving cultural, economic, political , and social change in developed and emerging markets.
Social Media Week is one of the world’s most unique global platforms, offering a series of interconnected activities and conversations around the world on emerging trends in social and mobile media across all major industries.
Annually SMW attracts more then 60.000 attendees across thousands of individually organized events, with half a million connecting connection the conference online and through mobile.
The Global Theme for SMW is : Empowering Change Through Collaboration
Hunger is a term which has three meanings (Oxford English Dictionary 1971)
the uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of food; craving appetite. Also the exhausted condition caused by want of food
the want or scarcity of food in a country
a strong desire or craving
What are the causes of hunger is a fundamental question, with varied answers.
Poverty is the principal cause of hunger. The causes of poverty include poor people's lack of resources, an extremely unequal income distribution in the world and within specific countries, conflict, and hunger itself.
Nearly 1.5 million New Yorkers live in poverty, struggling to afford basic necessities such as rent and medical care while trying to put food on their tables. As more people are affected by the recession and high unemployment in New York City the need for emergency food has increased dramatically. – City Harvest