In my earlier Instagramming days, I would occasionally snap and share photos of food I was about to eat, food I had prepared for the children, food I wanted to eat and so on and so forth. I didn’t do it too often as my food is, for the most part, not photogenic.

I stopped sharing my food (except for the exciting stuff) when my feed was full of pictures of food which was so much more attractive and appealing than mine and when said feed left me starving. All. The. Time.

I knew no one wanted to see mine and I didn’t want to add to the hunger.

THEN, I came across an article and started sharing again, but this time for a good cause. Partnered with OzHarvest, Virgin has created #mealforameal to put our useless, indulgent snaps of food to a real, practical use for people in need across Australia.

Lobster Mornay

Lobster Mornay. SO GOOD

I try to remember to share my meals with the hash tag as often as I can, although, I’m not great at it. I see so many delicious meals posted in my feed and I have been happy to see more of these containing the hash tag but there are still so many which don’t and sometimes I wonder if it would be rude to just pop it on in a comment.

I mean, who would not like to help another in such a simple manner?

Instead, I thought I would share here in case any of you love posting your food and would like to feed someone needy at the same time.


What’s for dinner at your place tonight?
Have you joined in with #mealforameal?

Linking up with Jess for #ibot



  1. No one would want to see my meals, so boring, especially as kids so fussy, I want that last cream-filled concoction NOW!!

    • I’m of the same opinion, actually. My meals are boring and mostly ugly but I figure if my boring, ugly meal feeds someone in need I’m ok with posting it.
      That drink was SO GOOD. I could go for one now, too..

  2. I didn’t realise that was still going. I had in my head it was a limited thing, and like you and Em, have said, my meals aren’t that exciting! I’ll have to remember next time I make something awesome 🙂

  3. I hadn’t heard about this before, but I might go and add it to the two or three boring food photos I’ve got on my instagram 🙂 Is it just for meals or can you add it to photos of biscuits and drinks as well?

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