It's that time of year again - the time for giving. Kalyn from Kalyn's Kitchen recently emailed me with information for something called A Menu for Hope, a fundraiser reaching out to food bloggers and food blog readers to help raise money for those in need. In the past, A Menu for Hope, sponored by Chez Pim, has raised funds for victims of the tsumani in Southeast Asia in 2004 and victims of the India-Pakistan earthquake in 2005. This year, the money raised will be going to the United Nations World Food Programme.
A Menu of Hope is a big raffle with lots of great prizes - just look at some of the great things offered last year. Check out this link to get a better idea of how it works. You can participate by either donating a prize, bidding on a prize or even just helping to spread the word. If you have something you'd like to offer up for the raffle, time may be running out, but contact the appropriate blogger below according to where you live to see if they are still willing to accept prizes. Kalyn is accepting prizes for the Central U.S. up until December 9th.
US West Coast: Sam of Becks and Posh
US East Coast: Adam of Amateur Gourmet
US (the rest): Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen
Canada: Jasmine of Cardamom Addict
Europe and UK: David Lebovitz of Davidlebovitz.com
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.
This year I'll just be bidding, but next year I'd love to offer a prize. Now that I know all about A Menu for Hope, I'll have a whole year to think of something...........