Coming Attractions: #HashTagLunchBag at Prospect Park (8.9) [@hashtaglunchbag] Cecilia Smith July 26, 2014 Events, News 2 Comments Giving is contagious. Since launching in 2012, Los Angeles based non-profit The Living Through Giving has sparked an entire movement with one simple yet creative concept, the #HashTagLunchBag, bringing others together to make lunches and hand them out amongst the homeless within their local areas, one bagged lunch at a time. In less than two years their ranks have grown with over 1000 volunteers, allowing them to reach over 60 cities and provide over 22,000 lunches to those in need. Affecting over 50 million Americans nationwide, Texas is not exempt from the hunger crisis, with over 66k residents currently facing food insecurities, in Houston alone, 5,000 of which are children. Eager to do their part to assist, philanthropists Monica Jones, Jade Waddy and Melanie Parker have banded together to create a local chapter of the initiative; bringing #HashTagLunchBag to the city of Houston and challenging other millennials to stand together for a worthy cause. Set to land in Houston on Saturday August 9th, where volunteers will join forces at Prospect Park Sports Bar & Kitchen (3100 Fountainview Drive) to create and distribute lunches throughout the community, using social media to both document and prompt others to join them. Inspired by the success found in L.A., the trio hopes to make the initiative a recurring event and join the ranks of other Metropolitans like New York, Chicago and Atlanta who have all celebrated over one year of participating in the initiative. Sponsors include Cookie Seduction and The Lola Brand, with local media coverage to be provided by The Hive Society and Dayandadream.com. If you would like to do your part in assisting the fight against hunger register here to volunteer: Stay In The Know: Twitter: htlbhouston Instagram: hashtagluncgbaghou Email: firstname.lastname@example.org To see photos from other cities search #HashtagLunchbag on Instagram. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr 2 Responses COMING ATTRACTIONS: #HASHTAGLUNCHBAG AT PROSPECT PARK (8.9) [@HASHTAGLUNCHBAG] | SimplyCecilia July 31, 2014 […] include Cookie Seduction and The Lola Brand, with local media coverage to be provided by The Hive Society and […] Reply Coming Attractions: #HashtagLunchbag Summer '16 Kickoff (5/13) [@HTLBHouston] » Day & A Dream May 9, 2016 […] its arrival in Houston back in 2014, the #HashtagLunchbagHOU movement has shown one of the better, often-overlooked characteristics of […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.