Let’s face it.
I don’t stand a chance.
I can talk smack, but in this case? I can’t bring it.
What I can bring? An audience and maybe some donations.
The Indy 500 is a big huge deal out here, the entire state turns into one giant black and white checkered flag for the entire month of May. Potato chips are also perpetually on sale. There’s something called Carb Day every year before the race and it has always involved beer and music.
However, the Carb Day I’m involved in? Carb Day for a Cause. And that Cause? St. Vincent de Paul food bank, which feeds over 3,200 families each week. No beer, just pancakes and rock stars. With tattoos and trendy jeans. (I personally will have stretchy pants and Hannah Montana on my iPod.)
The goal is to raise money by having a bunch of us Indy Social Media dweebs trash talk each other and make a sticky spectacle of ourselves this Saturday. I of course would adore any donations, from $1 to $1,000. I’d also love for you to come.
Time: May 23, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Parade starts downtown at noon!)
Location: Locally Grown Gardens, 1050 E 54th St
Cost: Spectators can get a $10 all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, which will also go to the food bank
I’ve kind of become the social media poster child of feeding hungry people in Indianapolis. Thanks to your efforts moosh in indy readers were able to win $5K for Gleaner’s Food Bank from Quaker Oats back in February. A month later y’all helped me get a truck full of food donated to the same food bank from Tyson Chicken.
Social media can do so much more than suggest the best new app for your iPhone or the best place to get all of your political news. It can feed the hungry and bring together a community, no matter how big or how small.
Thanks for any help in this bum expanding effort.