16 December 2007

Menu For Hope 4

It's the Christmas Season, and I have spent all day (literally) rustling up some Christmas goodies. We are in the midst of a crazy winter storm here in Toronto, and the snow is falling by the bucket out there. So we're warm and cozy, the cat is sleeping in the most trusting pose on the couch, and the cookies are cooling and the treats are being readied for packaging.

But not everyone is so fortunate. While in the midst of cooking my little brains out, I took a trip over to Chez Pim and made my donation/raffle bid for the Menu for Hope 4. There are some good prizes out there (especially for you lucky UK folks!), and it's such an amazing way to be involved in the food blog community! Here's the skinny:

Every year, Food Bloggers from all over the world join together for a fundraising campaign. We call it 'Menu for Hope'. Last year, we raised $60,925.12 for the UN World Food Programme.

This year Menu for Hope 4 again raises funds to support the WFP. Specifically, the amount we raise will go to support the school lunch program in Lesotho, Africa. We chose this particular program in Lesotho because the WFP is pushing an initiative to supply the program by buying directly from local farmers who practice conservation farming methods. We help feed the kids (which keep them in school) and support their parents and community farming. This sustainable approach to aid is something we believe in and strongly support.

Together we've come up with a great list of amazing food related prizes for this raffle. Click here to view the prizes. Each US$10 donation will buy you one virtual raffle ticket toward a prize of your choice.

So go on over, buy some raffle tickets, and keep on celebrating the holiday season in style!!!

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