- Posted March 27, 2014 by
Makati City, Philippines
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Impact Your World
What if your Instagram photos could feed the hungry? Now it can.
Posting beautifully plated food on your Instagram account is fun.
But would you post empty plates of food instead if we told you each photo you upload would feed a hungry child?
Globally, 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted every year, an amount that could have nourished millions of less fortunate children.
Healthy Options, a natural food products store, decided to help right this immense wrong by creating the Foodlessplate program.
Foodlessplate is a social media campaign that promotes finishing the food on your plate instead of leaving leftovers.
It did this by simply asking people to do what they do best: taking a picture of their food but with a twist! They should do so after they have finished eating it. Then post the picture of the finished meal on Instagram with the hashtag #foodlessplate. Every upload counts as a donation to feed starving children in the Philippines.
The program is currently ongoing and, as of writing , thousands of meals have already been served to less fortunate Filipino children. If you want to help keep the program alive then simply take a picture of your finished meal, upload it on your Instagram account and add the hashtag #foodlessplate.