It’s not often that we get slap-happy promoting contests and the like here, but this is one that absolutely should be plastered on every spare pixel of foodie/wino webspace: A Menu For Hope.
Now in it’s fourth year of giving the annual campaign, run by the indomitable Pim of ChezPim.com and supported by her legions of altruistic food and beverage bloggers, is looking to top the astounding sum of $62,925.12 that they pulled together for the UN World Food Programme last December. Originally launched to help survivors of the devastating tsunami that struck SE Asia, the event has grown into a yearly drive to help provide relief to those who need it most.
Keep your eyes peeled for posts to start popping up on all of your favourite consumable blogs and open your hearts from December 10-21 to help those less fortunate than yourselves. A measily $10 will buy you a raffle ticket — that means skipping only one Venti low-fat mochaccino from Starbucks — and you can spend it on whatever prize most appeals to you. For an idea of what sort of gustatory delights might await this year, have a look at the items that were up for bid last time around.
More information on this wonderful campaign can be found here. It’s not difficult to participate, whether it be by buying raffle tickets, or spreading the word, so get into the Christmas spirit and let’s see if we can’t smash last year’s total.