Saturday, December 02, 2006

A Menu for Hope

If you're been reading food blogs longer than a year, you remember last year's Menu For Hope campaign sponsored by Chez Pim where food bloggers donated amazing prizes and readers and other bloggers bought virtual raffle tickets for a chance to win them. Last year's campaign raised over $17,000 for earthquake victims. It's time to do it again, and this time we're hoping to raise even more, with donations going to the United Nations World Food Programme.

This year Pim has assigned specific host blogs to be in charge of a certain geographical area:

US West Coast: Sam of Becks and Posh
US East Coast:
Adam of Amateur Gourmet
US (the rest):
Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen
Jasmine of Cardamom Addict
Europe and UK:
David Lebovitz of
Latin America:
Melissa de Leon of the Cooking Diva
Asia Pacific:
Helen of Grab Your Fork
And, last but not least, a special wine host for wine blogs:
Alder Yarrow of Vinography.

You may have read elsewhere that you needed to commit to a prize by the first of December, but since I got a later start with the campaign, I will be accepting prizes from central U.S. food bloggers until the morning of Saturday, December 9. Here is Pim's announcement on Food Blog S'cool for more information about sponsoring a prize.

You can still be part of this important effort if you don't sponsor a prize. Whether you're a blogger or a blog reader, please participate by buying a few virtual raffle tickets. Donations will be collected by First Giving, who has generously reduced their fees to support the cause. This year's campaign will kick off on December 11, when host blogs will announce the prices and you can begin buying tickets. Do stay tuned!


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  1. Hi Kalyn

    I'm really enjoying watching the prizes come in...bloggers are such a creative group. Hopefully we'll do well for the UNWFP.


  2. Looks interesting Kalyn.I will see what I can do:)


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