Do Good With Food, or DGWF for short, is a novel social venture that seeks to utilise social media to feed the hungry children in Singapore.
DGWF is born out of two elements. The first element involves building a community of passionate individuals who wish to do their part for the less fortunate. The second element consists of leveraging on the current trend of capturing food-related photos and uploading them on various social media platforms. DGWF hopes to combine these two elements to build a strong and sustainable community in order to solicit the much-needed funds that will be donated to its beneficiaries. DGWF’s current beneficiary is The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.
How You Can Help
From now till 8th march 2013, you can do your part for needy students in Singapore by uploading your daily food photos. For every successful photo submission, 10¢ will be donated to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund to help the needy students (capped at maximum amount of $1,388). You will be able to track the total amount of donations collected through a counter on the website. You can also help by sharing this information with your friends.
How do I upload my photos?
DGWF website is able to track and consolidate photos uploaded on mainstream social media platforms with either #dogoodwithfood or #dgwf hashtags. Alternatively, you can also choose to upload your photos using DGWF Mobile App.
1. Uploading through the Hashtagging Method:
Due to the intrinsic privacy settings of Facebook, DGWF may not be able to crawl food photos from an individual’s personal profile page. However, you can choose to ‘Like’ Do Good With Food Facebook Fan Page, subsequently upload and tag your food photos through it.
Twitter & Instagram
Both Twitter and Instagram users have to ensure that their accounts are public as the system would not be able to detect photos from private accounts. Twitter users can attach their food photos in their tweets and include #dogoodwithfood or #dgwf in their comments section. You can also connect with DGWF by following them via @dogoodwithfood too!
On the same token, Instagram users can simply include #dogoodwithfood or #dgwf in their photo captions.
2. Uploading through the DGWF app:
Alternatively, you may choose to download the DGWF mobile app instead. The app will simplify the entire process, where users can take a food photo and upload it instantly onto the DGWF website. Simply search “DGWF” in the Apple App Store, install the app and start using it.
Mobile app users will receive a Thank You notification for every successful upload. Additional functions and features will be available from time to time, so do not forget to update the app regularly!
Interact With The Community
After uploading your photos, do visit the DGWF website to discover new tasty treats by viewing the collection of food pictures and buzz posted by other online community users.
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