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Liberty Huang Created a Smarter Volunteer Platform with Boobs4Food

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Did you know that about 15 million people live in poverty and are considered to be food insecure? This means they don’t even know where their next meal is coming from.

Most of us feel compassion for people who lack this basic need, something so fundamental that we take it for granted at least three times each day.

But, what can we do to help? We’re so busy; besides, we spend 8+ hours each day making sure we can put food on our own tables, right?

Entrepreneur Liberty Huang found herself caught between a desire to help fight hunger and the time-consuming (yet necessary) role of being in the workforce herself. After a few years of working after college, however, she began to really miss the volunteer work she enjoyed before she had such demanding work obligations.

Then, she realized that finding meaningful ways to give back as a volunteer was a lot like work, too. Finding a match between your interests and organizations’ needs takes a lot of research and logistical planning.

So, she and her cousins set out to overcome these hurdles to volunteerism. They created a platform to connect professionals who want to volunteer with organizations that work to solve big problems.

Their nonprofit, Boobs4Food makes this connection between food bloggers, chefs, and other food enthusiasts and organizations that are out in the community battling hunger.

In this video, Huang shares the story of how she joined her work and passion to help others.

 

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About the Author

Meg Rayford is a communications consultant based in Northern Virginia. She previously spent two years as the Director of Public Relations for a nonprofit startup, where she learned a lot about providing clean water for impoverished countries, even within the confines of a bootstrapped startup. She is the editor of Tech Cocktail, and she develops media strategies for companies in Washington, DC and Virginia. You can read her most recent work in the marketing chapter of the upcoming book, "Social Innovation and Impact in Nonprofit Leadership," which will be published in Spring 2014 by Springer Publishing. Follow her @megkrayford.

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