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6th Annual Menu for Hope: Raffle Winners!

Menu for Hope 6

The winners of the Menu for Hope fundraiser/raffle have been announced. Thank you all for your generous participation!

Alice Boussicaut, Tamsin Ballard, Katarina Tierer and Leah Bevington, please get in touch with me to collect your prizes!

6th Annual Menu for Hope

Menu for Hope 6

Today marks the beginning of the 6th edition of Menu for Hope, a fundraising campaign created by Pim and championed by food bloggers all around the world. The funds raised will benefit the United Nations’ World Food Programme: it is the world’s largest food aid agency, working with more than a thousand other organizations in over seventy-five countries. In addition to providing food, the World Food Program helps hungry people become self-reliant so they can escape hunger for good.

This year, we are supporting a new initiative at the WFP called Purchase for Progress. This program enables smallholder and low-income farmers to supply food to WFP’s global operation. It helps them improve farming practices, and puts cash directly into their pockets in return for their crops. As a consequence, it also buoys local economy by creating jobs and income locally.

As you may remember from previous editions, this fundraising campaign works as a virtual raffle: every US$10 you donate will buy you a raffle ticket to bid on one of the items contributed by participating bloggers; you can buy as many raffle tickets as you like, and increase your chance to win the item of your dreams. The campaign ends on December 25, and the results will be announced on January 18. We bloggers will arrange for our bid items to be sent to the winners, and all funds raised will go to the World Food Programme.

I am offering four items for your consideration this year:

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Menu for Hope V: Raffle Results

Menu for Hope

The 5th Annual Menu for Hope campaign has raised over $62,000 in support of the UN’s World Food Program in Lesotho.

Thank you for your support and generosity, and head over to Pim’s to check the raffle results and see if you’ve won.

And if you’re the winner of one of my three prizes (EU09, EU10, or EU11), please get in touch to collect it!

5th Annual Menu for Hope

Menu for Hope

Today marks the beginning of the 5th edition of Menu for Hope, a fundraising campaign created by Pim and championed by food bloggers all around the world. The funds raised will benefit the United Nations’ World Food Programme and more specifically, their school feeding program in Lesotho, which provides breakfast and lunch to primary school children; we have chosen to support the same program as we did last year, for which — hang on to your bonnet — $91,188 were raised.

Times are tough and uncertain and worrisome, I’ll give you that, but if anything, that should make us even more inclined to give what we can to those whose life prospects are incomparably more dire.

This fundraising works as a virtual raffle: every US$10 you donate will buy you a raffle ticket to win one of the prizes contributed by participating bloggers. The campaign ends on December 31, and the results of the raffle will be announced in January. We bloggers will then send our prizes to the winners, and all funds raised will go to the World Food Programme.

I am offering three prizes this year:

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4th Annual Menu for Hope

Menu for Hope

For the fourth year in a row, food bloggers around the world are answering Pim‘s call to participate in a fundraising campaign that will benefit the United Nations’ World Food Programme and more specifically, their school feeding program in Lesotho, which provides breakfast and lunch to 137,000 children across the country.

This fundraising works as a virtual raffle. Every US$10 you donate will buy you a raffle ticket to win one of the prizes contributed by participating bloggers. The results of the raffle drawings will be announced on January 9; we bloggers will send our prizes to the winners, and all funds raised will go to the WFP.

Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris The prize I am donating is a copy of Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris, my upcoming book on Paris restaurants and shops (read more about it here), inscribed in your name, or that of the person of your choice. This prize goes by the moniker EU07, so be sure to include this reference with your donation if it is the one you’d like to bid on: seven is my lucky number, and it could be yours, too! (Please note that the book will be released on April 22, so it will be sent to the winner at that time.)

So: check Pim’s blog for the Menu for Hope FAQ and the master list of prizes, visit our European host Fanny for a list of the prizes contributed by EU bloggers, and, if you deem our cause worthy and our prizes spine-tingling, head over to the donation page! Thank you in advance for your generous participation.

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