When you're getting ready to hold a food drive, you should utilize every opportunity that you have to get the word out about it. The world we live in is ruled by technology, so why not use it to your advantage? Social media, in particular, is an excellent way to circulate the message. Twitter can be a valuable asset when trying to spread news. It's fast, easy, and free.
Twitter is short, sweet, and to the point. Having 140 characters to get your message across may seem difficult, but basic information is all you need. Encourage others to 'retweet' and share the information with their followers. Before you know it, word about your food drive could reach the next city by noon.
Don’t only tweet about the food drive once, do it as many times as you’d like! In fact, you should absolutely tweet multiple times a day to reach as many people as you can. People use Twitter at different times during the day, so you need to try and catch them when they are online.
Another way to spread the word is to tweet at local businesses, schools, community groups, or anyone with a large following in your area. Perhaps they will share the details of the food drive with their followers, or will even decide to get involved with the event in a bigger way.
And why stop at Twitter? Facebook is another powerful social media platform that you should be using to promote your food drive.
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