Photograph your meal and help others!

Posted on August 23, 2010 by Aun

It’s no secret that I love photographing what I eat. And judging by the vast number of other food bloggers out there, I know I am not alone. Some of us shoot what we eat so we can share it with the world. We edit and post them with lengthy essays on carefully curated blogs. Others post these pictures on Twitter. Some send them to their Facebook pages or MMS or email them to friends. Some even snap favourite dishes solely for their own archives. Either way, it’s rare to enter a restaurant these days and not see someone taking a picture–using everything from their mobile devices to big DSLR rigs–of the food on their table.

This week, I want to encourage all of Singapore to shoot what you are eating. Because for this week, doing so will help others. shareurmeal, Singapore! is a community campaign running from 21 August 2010 to 27 August 2010 to raise awareness about the plight of low-income families in Singapore.

By sending a picture with your meal to shareurmealsg@gmail.com, the programme’s sponsors (which includes major corporations like City Developments Limited) will donate S$3 per meal shared to support TOUCH Community Services and their programmes for the underprevileged. Please help them reach their target of 1,000 photos!

This innovative project first started in Philadelphia, USA, in 2009, and has since spread to the UK this year. A young 23 year old undergrad here, Mr Tim Mou Hui, has very admirably brought the shareURmeal movement to Singapore for its debut in Asia. I am very proud to help him out by promoting this very worthy campaign on this forum.

So, c’mon! Snap away and help someone else while doing it.

Please visit www.wix.com/shareurmealsg/home for more information.

About Aun Koh

Aun has always loved food and travel, passions passed down to him from his parents. This foundation, plus a background in media, pushed him to start Chubby Hubby in 2005. He loves that this site allows him to write about the things he adores--food, style, travel, his wife and his bouncing baby boy!

What Others Are Saying

  1. Mel August 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Very cool initiative, might it spread to New Zealand??

  2. Any Idiot Can September 22, 2010 at 12:37 am

    I photograph just about everything I eat :)

    With two food blogs and a ton of other writing work, the photos are always useful somewhere.

    Love your blog, btw.

  3. Gina October 2, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. Very nice.

  4. AJ October 27, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I shoot what ever cooked by me and my wife. Sometime I do photograph what we eat at a restaurant. However this is a good iniatiative.Keep it up..

  5. Lizzy November 4, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Wow a great initiative..I hope it does what it was intended to do…

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