Menu For Hope 2007

I am certain you all know that as December rolls in food bloggers around the globe get together for a good cause. We as food bloggers, who are lucky enough to discuss, talk, eat and photograph different foods everyday, join forces and help the others who do are fighting hunger everyday. Menu For Hope was started five years ago by Pim of Chez Pim.

Last year more than US$ 60,000 was raised by food bloggers and blog readers to help the UN World Food Programme by buying $10 raffle tickets for some of the coolest foodie prizes ever. There were fabulous dinners, great kitchen equipment, scrumptious food, increduble experiences beautiful art and wonderful cookbooks. My own prize last year was also a part of the charity event.

This year we are doing it all over again. For the 4th annual Menu for Hope, we are again supporting the UN World Food Programme. With a special permission from the WFP, the funds raised by Menu for Hope 4 will be earmarked for the school lunch program in Lesotho, Africa. We chose to support the school lunch program because providing food for the children not only keeps them alive, but helps them stay in school so that they learn the skills to feed themselves in the future.

We chose to support the program in Lesotho because it is a model program in local procurement - buying food locally to support local farmers and the local economy. Instead of shipping surplus corn across the ocean, the WFP is buying directly from local subsistent farmers who practice conservation farming methods in Lesotho to feed the children there.

We feed the kids, keep them in school, and support their parents and community farming. This sustainable approach to aid is something we believe in and strongly support.

My own contribution to support Menu For Hope 4 is a chance to bid on a very special cookbook.

Duchy Originals Cookbook (Prize code EU35). A spectacular new cookbook, which is a passionate and inspiring celebration of a better way of living. The brand Duchy Originals is now one of Britain's leading premium and organic food brands. Their products are available in all major supermarkets and are exported to the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, and throughout Europe. Duchy Originals was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1990 with a clear mission: to promote top-quality British food produced according to the principles of sustainable agriculture. The authors of the cookbook visit Duchy producers throughout the UK and pick the brains of the people who have created the products for tips about how best to use them and they apply their own culinary imaginations to create 100 mouth-watering recipes inspired by the Duchy range.

As a special bonbon I am also be offering a photo print of any one of my photographs to the bidder of this prize. The bidder can select anyone of his/her favorite photos published on my Flickr photostream or on this blog. The print will be a medium to large print(depending on the crop of the picture) on high quality glossy paper.

The prize code for this prize is EU35.

Here's how you can bid:
  1. Choose a prize or prizes of your choice from the prize list. Make sure to check the terms and conditions for the individual prizes before you bid, as some will come with restrictions regarding where they ship to or how long the prize is valid for.
  2. Go to the donation site at here.
  3. Please specify which prize you would like in the Personal Message section in the donation form when confirming your donation. You must write in how many tickets per prize, and please use the prize code. The code for my prize is EU35.

    Each $10 you donate will give you one raffle ticket toward a prize of your choice. For example, a donation of $50 can be 2 tickets for EU01 and 3 tickets for EU02. Please write 2xEU01, 3xEU02.
  4. If your company matches your charity donation, please check the box and fill in the information so we could claim the corporate match.
  5. Please check the box to allow us to see your email address so that we could contact you in case you win. Your email address will not be shared with anyone.
Check back on Chez Pim on Wednesday, January 9 for the results of the raffle.

Finally, I would like to thank Fanny of Foodbeam, who is the campaign host for Europe.Fanny is coordinating all entries from the European bloggers. You can view all the prizes offered by European bloggers on Fanny's roundup page. Stop by to check out all the great prises.

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  1. Hi Meeta,
    thanks for taking part to Menu for Hope.

  2. Hi Meeta, its Don Vienne (lucky winner! yippee) sorry that I havet got around to posting earlier, I have been extremely busy. Menu for Hope was a great idea, and I am extremely lucky.

  3. Yaaahhhh! Don great! I was wondering if you'd forgotten LOL! OK here's what we should do next - please email me your complete mailing address and of course which picture you would like. For that you can browse through my Flickr stream and the blog here of course. I will get a print of the picture in approx. A4 size without a frame and the grand cookbook. You will definitely love the cookbook. I look forward to hearing from you.

  4. Hola Meeta, and thanks for the reply. Please give me a few days to look through the pics, which is destined for our Kitchen Wall of Fame!. I will contact you soon.

    hasta pronto!


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