Menu for Hope 6: Is Open For Bids!


The bidding is now open for Menu for Hope 2009. It’s time to get together and not only raise money for a grand cause but also get your hands on some exciting and great items.

Menu for Hope is an annual fundraising campaign which is the brainchild of Pim and takes place each December. For the past three years, Menu for Hope raised nearly a quarter of million dollars in support of the good work of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), helping to feed hungry people worldwide. I am proud to say that I have been a part of this BloggerAidfundraising event for the past three years. This year is no different.

My bidding package for this year was inspired by the Food Blogger Connect in London. We talked about many things that afternoon. Charity was one of them. How we as food bloggers can help?

With this in mind I decided to contribute to the UN World Food Programme in two ways. Not only with Menu for Hope but also by offering The BloggerAid Cook Book for my bidding item.

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We also talked a lot about photography in London that afternoon, a passion shared by many. I am hoping that a US$ 50 Gift Card from B & H Photo will bring you closer to getting you that lens, camera or a lighting set-up for your passion.


The BloggerAid Cook Book is a collection of international recipes illustrating that bloggers can work together and unite for a greater cause. The authors of this cookbook are food bloggers from around the world who have endeavored to make a difference by raising funds for the World Food Programme and encompassing their passion for "all things foodie" at the same time.

B & H Photo is a photographers paradise! One can find a large variety of items to pimp up your equipment. Whether it's a new lens, a camera or a lighting set-up this gift card hopefully will add a bit to the budget.MenuForHopePrizeBadge-500

The Prize Package – Code UE32

You will be bidding for a package, which includes the BloggerAid Cook Book and a Gift Card from B & H Photo worth US$ 50.

For each $10 donated, you get one bid towards the item of your choosing.

Bidding will be open from December 14th until December 25, 2009. Once bidding has closed, winners will be chosen at random and announced on Chez Pim on January 18, 2010.

To purchase tickets register at the First Giving web site. The code number to quote for a bid on the BloggerAid Cook Book and a Gift Card from B & H Photo worth US$ 50 is UE32.

To Donate and Enter the Menu for Hope Raffle

  1. Choose a bid item or bid items of your choice from our Menu for Hope main bid item list.

  2. Go to the donation site at Firstgiving and make a donation.

  3. Please specify which bid item you'd like in the 'Personal Message' section in the donation form when confirming your donation. You must write-in how many tickets per bid item, and please use the bid item code.
    Each $10 you donate will give you one raffle ticket toward a bid item of your choice. For example, a donation of $50 can be 2 tickets for EU01 and 3 tickets for EU02 - 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 can contact you in case you win. Your email address will not be shared with anyone.

Pim has published all you need to know about the event over at Chez Pim. The main list for all Menu for Hope 6 bid items is available here, and a direct link to the donation site is here.

Let the bids begin!!

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  1. What a great prize! It's exciting to see what people are offering.

  2. Great cause Meeta! I am sure lots of bids will come in!

  3. Thanks ladies. I am also enjoying looking at everyone's prizes! Moreover, am glad to be a part of this!

  4. Oh Meeta, what a fab package. I love the Menu For Hope event, and this is certainly a great time of the year for giving & sharing. Lovely!!

  5. Appreciate your contribution to this noble cause. I wish I had made it in time to contribute as well...

  6. Nice to know that you are working on a great cause. I hope enough money is raised for the needy.

  7. What a fabulous prize Meeta for this great cause.

    I am doing a Blogger Aid Cook Book giveaway right now too.


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