Like many athletes, Beachum uses Twitter to communicate personal opinions and messages. In most cases, the messages by athletes reflect themes related to their sport or othe sports.
In Beachum's case, some of his messages promote the work of Bread for the World'! However, the Pittsburgh player not only endorses Bread, but has formed a partnership with the organization to work to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world. The partnership was announced during Beachum's annual football camp for children in his hometown of Mexia, Texas, on May 2.
"We are right in the middle of the hunger problem in the country," said Beachum. "As a child, my family and I bounced around from WIC, free and reduced lunches, and some food stamp assistance when we qualified. There were times when we had enough, but there were also times that we needed help."
Here is a tweet of a picture of Beachum with Bread's Government Relations Director Eric Mitchell on the day of the announcement..
Beachum has been following and retweeting Bread for the World's tweets much of this year. He retweeted this post from Angela Ruprock-Schaefer, a member of Bread for the World's board of directors.Working with @KelvinBeachumJr and @bread4theworld to #feedourchildren and #endhunger pic.twitter.com/wGUOmgoRlR— Eric M. (@E_Mitch06) May 2, 2015
Offering of Letters by @bread4theworld Board of Directors asking Congress to protect childhood #nutrition programs. pic.twitter.com/ByogY2Zz9J
— Angela R-Schafer (@AngRSchafer) March 3, 2015