MasterChef winner Gary Maclean has teamed up with a charity to create a “porridge selfie” for World Porridge Day.
The celebrated cook hopes the act will raise awareness about children living in poverty and is calling on others to join the Mary’s Meals campaign.
More than 1.3 million impoverished children in 17 countries are given meals by the charity every day.
“I find it scary that in this day and age, there are children going hungry and out of school.
“By providing a meal in school, Mary’s Meals is bringing children to the classroom where they can gain an education and the skills to live free of poverty.
“Porridge Smiles remind us that a simple meal in school is life changing for a hungry child.
“They’re great fun to and I’d love to see lots of Porridge Smiles this World Porridge Day. Let’s all make a hungry child smile with porridge.”
World Porridge Day takes place on Wednesday, October 10.
Mary’s Meals aims to raise awareness about how young lives in the world’s poorest countries can be changed with a bowl of oats.
Porridge “selfies” can be shared on social media using #PorridgeSmiles, while donations can be made by texting “OATS18 £2” to 70070 to provide a child with a meal in school for an entire month.