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Al Roker takes over Michelle Obama's Snapchat for a good cause

by Ree Hines / / Source: TODAY

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Michelle Obama may be a Snapchat newbie, having just joined the social network earlier this week, but she's already handed over her account to someone else — our very own Al Roker!

And while Al's FLOTUS-Snapchat takeover was only temporary, it was for a good cause.

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"We got a truck and we're going to be taking this — it's the White House Kitchen Garden, they've given us some fruits and vegetables and seeds — around the country, trying to help people get their gardens going," Al said of the adventure he kicked off on Snapchat Thursday.

Al Roker takes over Michelle Obama's snapchat
Al Roker takes over Michelle Obama's snapchatSnapchat / MichelleObama
Al Roker takes over Michelle Obama's snapchat
Al Roker takes over Michelle Obama's snapchatSnapchat / MichelleObama
Al Roker takes over Michelle Obama's snapchat
Al Roker takes over Michelle Obama's snapchatSnapchat / MichelleObama
Al Roker takes over Michelle Obama's snapchat
Al Roker takes over Michelle Obama's snapchatSnapchat / MichelleObama

But the effort really got started long before that.

Michelle Obama Hosts Chefs, Harvests From White House Garden
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama harvests vegetables with students from Hollin Meadows Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia, during an event as part of the "Chefs Move! To Schools" initiative at the White House Kitchen Garden June 4, 2010 in Washington, DC. The first lady called on chefs to adopt a school and work with teachers, parents, school nutritionists and administrators to educate kids about food and nutrition.Alex Wong / Getty Images

Earlier this year, the first lady told TODAY, "Since we planted our White House Kitchen Garden and created our 'Let's Move!' initiative to help kids grow up healthy, I've heard from people across the country who've been inspired to grow their own gardens and change how they think about the food they eat. And in my final year as first lady, I plan to get out and visit some of these folks."

She's done just that — and she's even taken Al with her.

Al Roker gardens
Al Roker gardens.

You can see all of Al's Snapchat fun on the app — just add: MichelleObama.

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