You all know (or probably do, if you have been reading for a while) that I have a passion for food, and for supporting organizations that help to feed the hungry. I have done a few things over the years to promote awareness about hunger in this country, given some speeches at school, written about it on my blog, and just generally tried to raise awareness.
Katie Levans of Sweet Tater Blog (and former Bachelor contestant!) is one of my favorite bloggers. She is at Charlotte Small Business Start Up this weekend trying to get her amazingly brilliant (and oh so simple) start up idea off the ground.
Katie's idea is called Plate Share.
The jist of Plate Share is simple and powerful. It is basically a "round-up" concept. When you go out to dinner and your bill is $37.65 for dinner you use your Plate Share app on your smart phone to round-up the total to $38. The difference gets donated to Feeding America (one of my favorite food for the hunger charities which I have featured on the blog before). Done.
You can also do the same with your groceries. Grocery bill comes to $107.32? Use the app and round up to $108. Your change helps feed hungry families.
From Katie: (click the link to read Katie's full post, it is passionate and powerful)
Here is how YOU can help Katie make her dream come true!
So, when you see me tweeting or Facebooking with the hash tag #plateshare you will know what it is all about. If you have a spot in your heart for making sure people get enough food to eat and are a someone who loves to tweet and Facebook, I encourage you to check out Plate Share for yourself.