Finally, Playing with Your Food is Rewarded!

A photograph of the author, Maegan Clark.

By Maegan Clark

December 22, 2010

As Christmas day draws closer, the Foodspotting Holiday Spotathon challenge draws to an end. With only one item left to find, Foodspotting will be donating a heifer, garden basket, pig, flock of chickens, hive of honeybees and (hopefully) a sheep this year.

The Foodspotting team challenged you with the first ever Holiday Spotathon. Find the food items mentioned in each Spotathon category and the team would gift a Heifer gift. The three initial challenges included: milk products, vegetables and a pig (suggested for the 'meatitarians'). The response was so quick and overwhelming the challenges were completed in a matter of days.
The Foodspotting team created three additional Spotathons, and each of these were more difficult to find than the previous. Egg dishes, fruits and cheeses have proved to be challenge for those playing along.
"The Foodspotting community is pulling together and giving back to a great cause - one that especially hits home to all of us who are all super lucky to eat as well as we do daily. We're absolutely blown away by how receptive our community has been to this campaign. It's entirely relying on what our users do best - going out and taking photos of foods, and this collaborative scavenger hunt is such a great interactive experience that we're getting some really positive feedback from everyone about it,” said Fiona Tang, Community Lead at Foodspotting.

We are extremely grateful that Foodspotting selected us as their non-profit of choice for this year’s challenge and would like to thank everyone who participated in finding all of the items on the various lists.