Junsang Lee

Professor Shin-Ping


ITS 380

CH10 Lab– Creating Interactivity with Social Media and JavaScript Determining the Best Social Media Outlets for the New Harvest Food Bank Website

You volunteer at a local food bank called New Harvest Food Bank that collects community food donations and provides food and other services to those in need. The company has asked you to create a responsive website. You have already created the website but now need to research how to promote the food bank using social media.


Q1: Research information about the best social media options for a food bank.

A)    Food banks can benefit from many different social media sites. The best social media sites to promote a food bank are: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube.


Q2: Determine the top three social media options.

A)    The top 3 social media options for a food bank are: Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.


Q3: Explain why the food bank should use your recommended social media options.

A)    I would use Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for a food bank because they will be able to reach their customers best through these social media platforms.


Q4: Provide a list of pros and cons for each social media site that you recommend.

A)    Facebook Pros: Easy to access, pretty much everyone has an account, easy to post pictures, promotions, coupons, etc.

B)    Facebook Cons: Many people don’t check Facebook every day and might miss important posts, lots of time and effort needed to have a popular account.

C)    Instagram Pros: Make people aware of the food bank with pictures, videos, posts and make the pictures look pretty.

D)    Instagram Cons: Not everyone uses Instagram, easy to miss posts, can be a hassle to keep up to date.

E)     YouTube Pros: Can post in-depth and details videos about the food bank to create a large following.

F)     YouTube Cons: Time consuming, editing videos, finding viewers.