One small “hashtag” fueled by a big dream has spread from the West Coast to the East Coast, inspiring everyone — kids, parents, even celebrities — to pack lunchbags for those in need. This message has reached WBU champion Rock Blackwell.
The idea behind this nationwide grassroots movement, dubbed Hashtag Lunchbag, is quite simple: Gather a group of your friends to pack lunches, pass those lunches out to people living on the streets of your neighborhood, and then document your efforts on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to inspire others to do the same.
On Sunday, September 14th, Rock Blackwell made a cash donation to HTLB and joined them in the fight to end hunger. The champion helped pack and distribute 1000 lunches to the homeless around the city of Washington, DC. Rock Blackwell hopes to “K.O” the issue of poverty all around the world. Growing up in that environment toughened Blackwell and now, he’s giving back to the community and is also teaching others the value of helping those who are less fortunate. With his volunteer work, he wants to restore hope in his community, as well as inspire with his amazing story. If he can succeed, so can others.
The social media charity movement started in Los Angeles and has quickly gone viral nationwide. The program aims to use social media to bring awareness to hunger in the hopes of eliminating it. On September 14th, 2014 hundreds of residents in Washington, D.C. was treated to a free lunch, thanks to Rock Blackwell and the generous volunteers taking part in.
Rock’s determination to eradicate poverty is yet another testament to the “king” that live’s in him. Anyone can show the warrior spirit in the ring, but very few can carry that same bravado and channel it into good works outside of it.