Share Your Food on Social Media for World Food Day

Eat / 13 October 2015
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Share Your Food on Social Media for World Food Day

Eat / 13 October 2015

This Friday 16th of October, marks World Food Day, a day for all of us to reflect on the serious issue of world hunger.

Take a stand against world hunger this World Food Day (16th October) by documenting your culinary adventures on social media. Throughout October, GLAD will donate $1 to international charity, Free The Children, for every food photo shared when tagged with #gladtoshare and filtered in black & white, to help feed communities in need internationally.

By documenting your culinary adventures on social media, this October, you are promoting change and making a difference.

One of the main goals of World Food Day, is to recognise that worldwide hunger is preventable. Even though 850 million people in the world go hungry every day, one-third of the food produced every year is either lost or wasted.  Each year, Australians share 71 million food photos, and the more you share this October, the more mouths you’ll help to feed.

Your efforts this October, will help people in need internationally as well as in Australia. It’s also important to be aware that food waste is a major global issue that affects the environment, economy and food security. In fact, Australian families throw out approximately 20 percent of the food and beverages they buy, which equates to approximately $1,036 wasted each year or 4,000,000 tonnes of food.

Here is what you can do:
1 ) Take a photo of your meal
2) Apply the black and white filter
3) Post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the hash tag #GLADToShare
4) Encourage your friends to post too!