Shooting the perfect foodstagram is no easy feat. Between lighting issues, having to stand on your chair to nail a good composition, and the fact that you're probably distracting everyone else in the restaurant from the peaceful enjoyment of their own meals, capturing the perfect food pic is harder than it looks. But if you're anything like us, you've probably racked up quite a few food pics on your Instagram. And thanks to a new initiative, deleting those pics can make a real difference for people who can only dream of eating at the kinds of places that populate the Explore page.
Through Delete to Feed, a new campaign by Land O'Lakes, Instagram users are encouraged to delete their food pics in an effort to fight hunger in the U.S., as Grubstreet reports. For every avocado toast and birds eye brunch photo you delete, the butter company will donate 11 meals to Feeding America. All you have to do is sign up at the campaign's website by authorizing a connection to your Instagram. Then, when the website pulls up your feed, you just select the food pics you're ready to part with. When you delete them via the Instagram app, the website awards you with a badge and donates the meals. Naturally, the website allows you to brag about it on social media after.
You have to take 'em to delete them, right? Here are some of our favorite food Instagrams from last year:
Our favorite food Instagrams of 2015
Our favorite food Instagrams of 2015
They are the perfect combination of crispy potato wedges and fluffy baked potato!
Broccoli and Cheese Hasselback Potatoes #12Bloggers
Learn how to make them at www.bigbearswife.com #hassleback
strawberry caprese with pistachio pesto is on the blog today. so dang good I tricked my husband into loving it.
Nothing weird about avocado toast for dinner 👌
BBQ brisket sandwich with pickled red chillies. Enjoyed checking out London's strong street food scene. We hit up 5 different markets in 4 different 'hoods in one day, eating everything. @smokestakuk was one of the highlights - the brisket had a clean smoky flavor & was moist and tender (no sauce required). The 🔥 chillies were a 👌🏼 touch. Coming from Texas, I'm pretty picky about my brisket. Good work, gents. #London #BBQ #howisummer #lefooding @lefooding 😘🐮💪🏻‼️
egg drop with morels, ramps, & saffron. recipe testing for the veg book, one a day @phaidonsnaps
couldn't ignore #nationalcheeseburgerday considering the first #misterkrisp ever was a cheeseburger and they're very important today and every day 🍔 don't forget to tell your cheeseburger you love them today.
Mango Miso Slaw from #datenightinbook // I have looooved seeing all the photos of date nights and the food you've been making from the book. Thank you so much for sharing them all with me. You have no idea how happy it makes me to see people inspired to date, eager to cook and feeling loved through good food. // Also, thank you for all of you that have bought the book and for those still waiting for a copy I'm hoping more books are coming soon! The dock workers strike had delayed the 2nd printing a bit. But that won't keep us from dating and eating, right?! // Thank you so much for all the amazing support. 😘👊
🍏+🌹+🗻 Mountain rose apple. Crazy beautiful!
Why yes, these are tiny burgers made with Brazi Bites. You know you want one. Or six :) @brazi_bites styled by the great @anne_parker #foodphotography #brazibites #commercialphotography
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"Instagram is full of food posts, but millions of Americans go hungry each year," the Delete to Feed site says. "You can make a difference. Turn your food posts into real meals."
You have until mid-October — aka when the campaign hits 2.75 million donated meals — to get deleting. Who knows, you might even gain some new followers, too.