Menu for Hope

December 14, 2007

Menu for Hope is an annual fundraising event inititated by the excellent Chez Pim food blog, five years ago, in the wake of the devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia, in order to help support the UN World Food Program. It is now supported by many food and restaurant bloggers. This year, the funds raised will be earmarked for the school lunch program in Lesotho.


This is how Pim describes it:
“It’s that time of year again, when food bloggers from all over the world join together, taking leave from our usual frivolity.  Throughout the year, we celebrate food as a source of joy, but for two weeks every December, we ask you, our readers, to help us support those who are not so lucky, to whom food is not a mere indulgence but a matter of survival.  This Menu for Hope is our small way to help.  Please join us.”



Addendum, January 10, 2008


Menu for Hope raised $90,191 this year, a fine effort by our food blogging community.

I have won a dinner for two at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, including a tour of their gardens etc. Naturally I will be blogging it. Stay tuned.

Next year CountryEpicure would like to contribute a prize or two. If any of our readers, particularly those who run restaurants, would like to work with us, please let us know.

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