Roughly 25 percent of all San Francisco residents are considered to be at risk for going without any food to eat. And, unfortunately, statistics like this are common to many areas through out the United States. People often want to help, but they just don’t know how. That is why a new social media platform called “Skout” has decided to bring awareness to the growing hunger problem and also give people a way to contribute.
March 14th is National Potato Chip Day, so for every virtual bag of chips that Skout users send each other, a donation will be made to SF-Marin Food Bank, which is also based out of San Francisco like the social media platform is. The goal is to feed at least 20,000 people. This might sound like a lot, but even though it is a very generous contribution, it barely puts a dent in the 100,000 people that the food bank is able to serve every day. More financial contributions are still desperately needed to ensure that no one who is hungry gets turned away.
While a social media platform and a food bank might seem like an unlikely pair matching up, this isn’t the first time that Skout has helped to feed the hungry. Just last year they donated enough money to feed 10,000 people in honor of National Grilled Cheese Day. Their donation of twice the amount this year helps the San Francisco food bank immensely because they need all of the funds that they can get to feed the large population that turns to them for food on a daily basis. The majority of most food bank donations happen during the holiday season, so the extra funds that the food bank receives from Skout will help them stretch their tight budget a little longer.
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When was the last time you went on an adventure with a new friend? I have always had trouble meeting people in real life and online. I had a few friends since high school, but any time I travel I feel like I am alone. It’s hard to meet new people when you don’t know the city that you are visiting. I travel for my job, so I am always seeing new places.
When I started using Skout to meet new friends I found myself going on random adventures with new and interesting people. I am always safe about where I meet people from Skout. I talk to them on the messaging service on Skout’s application until I get to know them well enough to message them from my phone number. Then, we meet in person. If everything seems like a good match between us, then we go to wherever our hearts take us. With the last friend I met we ended up going to see a baseball game in the city I was visiting. We did a few other tourist things in that city that my new friend had never did before. My new friend from Skout was new to the city as well, so I helped him get to know his city better.
Being Kind To Strangers
How often to you show kindness to strangers? Skout recently polled their users about random acts of kindness. This was one of the many ways that Skout was showing their appreciation for Random Acts Of Kindness Week this year. It’s easy to get involved in random acts of kindness. Everyone involved in the random act of kindness gets something from the activity. It’s really amazing how quickly you can change a person’s day and change the world around you with just a few simple words. You get to see how powerful your words and actions are in the world around you.
Take a look at the survey that Skout did by looking at the article written on Uloop’s website. The article contains the top 10 most meaningful random acts of kindness. Users that took the survey have ranked these random acts of kindness in order of which were most meaningful to them. It’s really interesting to see this information, and you will leave the Uloop article feeling real inspiration.