Twitter has always sought to encourage a culture of volunteering and public service among its employees. The public nature of the platform, and the innumerable ways in which it’s harnessed for good, motivates employees to lend their talents to initiatives large and small across the world. To promote corporate philanthropy and giving back to our communities, Twitter hosts biannual #TwitterForGood days of service. The customs and needs of the local community are foremost in our consideration as we endeavor to put down meaningful roots wherever we have an office.
We are proud to partner with Food Lifeline again in 2020. Our support is needed more than ever this year. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, our state has seen the need for food assistance double from about 850,000 people in a typical month to 1.6 million people as a result of the economic hardship caused by the pandemic. And this number is forecasted to grow with the number of food-insecure people reaching more than 2 million people before the crisis begins to subside.
We can help get nutritious food out into those communities that need it most.