Each year in December, food bloggers from all over the world participate in a charity event called Menu for Hope. Menu for Hope was started by Pim of Chez Pim as a response to the devastating Tsunami five years ago, and the event has grown each year, raising over $250,000 toward ending world hunger through the UN World Food Program.
To quote Pim, “The WFP is the world’s largest food aid agency, working with over 1,000 other organizations in over 75 countries. In addition to providing food, the World Food Program helps hungry people to become self-reliant so that they escape hunger for good. This year, we are supporting a new initiative at the WFP called Purchase for Progress (P4P). P4P enables smallholder and low-income farmers to supply food to WFP’s global operation. P4P helps farmers improves farming practices and puts more cash directly into their pockets in return for their crops. This will also help buoy local economy by creating jobs and income locally. We food bloggers understand the importance of buying locally and supporting our local farms, P4P helps do the same for farmers in low income countries around the world.”
You can find for more information on P4P here.
Menu for Hope is a like a giant online raffle. Bloggers from across the globe offer all sorts of great bid items. If you want to win one of them, all you have to do is donate $10 toward the charity. Each $10 spent gives you the chance to win a particular bid item.
Since Healthy Green Kitchen hasn’t been around all that long (I started this blog in May), I haven’t participated before. But when I heard about Menu for Hope 6, I really wanted to get involved. I have something pretty cool to give away, and I’ll be announcing it on Monday, December 14th when the event goes “live” online.
I think Shauna from Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef says it best: “we food bloggers are such a lucky lot…we have enough food on our tables that we can take the time to photograph it. It’s good to be reminded of that blessing. And give back to others, if we can.”
So check back here next week so you can learn about what I (and all the other participating bloggers out there!) am giving away. I’ll tell you how to purchase your $10 tickets, and of course the more you buy, the greater your chances of winning. It’s all for such a great cause, so I do hope you’ll help out:)
To learn more about Menu for Hope 6, please visit Pim’s Blog!