City of Columbus, Go Lunch! Program

Case StudyCity of Columbus, Go Lunch! Program



Event Promotion


Objective

To increase participation in Go Lunch! — a city program that provides free lunches in the summer to children, while also offering educational programing and access to social service options.

Target Audience

Anyone ages 18-21 who have been determined by a state or local public education agency to be mentally or physically disabled and involved in an independent education program

Target Area

Inner City

Strategy

We created a multi-faceted communication approach that integrated the entire PESO (paid, earned, shared, owned) model and increased our engagement reach by adding new partners and alliances such as the Family Mentor Foundation, Charity Newsies and Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Additionally, we worked with Columbus City Schools on calling local families, shared information with, and reached out to Hispanic and Somalian outlets with custom content.

Results

The campaign yielded more than 20 media hits, nearly 1,000 social shares and 3.15 million impressions. More importantly, the Go Lunch! Program provided more than 1 million meals for children who otherwise may have gone hungry during the summer.