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#TwitterFoodBank, the hashtag where families plead for food, explained

Square’s Cash
the nonprofit Team Giving
the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
The National Coalition
the Center for Global Development
the Global Health
the Center for Health Security and Nuclear Threat Initiative

Bill Pulte
Rachel Monroe
Sundar Pichai


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The premise is simple: families in need tweet using the hashtag, explain how they’re struggling economically, and leave their account name with Square’s Cash app, which enables strangers reading their tweet to send money their way.#TwitterFoodBank has been championed by Michigan private equity investor Bill Pulte and the nonprofit Team Giving, which says it’s inspired by Pulte’s habit of giving out large sums of money to strangers on Twitter and that it’s received seed funding from Pulte.Drop your cash app, use hashtag #TwitterFoodBankTeam Giving has also been soliciting donations through its Cash app account, $TGcom, and says it’s sending money in $100 increments to families using the hashtag to express their need:Throughout the day we are going to post pictures 10 families at a time who received the $100 to feed themselves. Recipient families have been posting overjoyed tweets and videos expressing their gratitude.The giving here is inspiring in some ways: people really are struggling, and it’s heartwarming to see strangers on Twitter expressing their solidarity with others by sending money directly.

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