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: hashtaglunchbaghou@gmail.com

To see photos from other cities search #HashtagLunchbag on Instagram.