Calling all food bloggers!

Posted on November 29, 2006 by Aun

I don’t know how many of you remember or took part in Menu for Hope II, the super-duper, web-based, food bloggers campaign, started by the always energetic Chez Pim, that raised money for UNICEF last year. Either way, I hope you will take part in Menu for Hope III, which launches internationally and all across the Web on 11 December 2006. This year, we are raising money for the United Nations World Food Programme. I can’t imagine anything that’s more fitting for the festive season than the world’s food bloggers raising money to feed the hungry. It’s simply perfect.

Here’s how the campaign works. If you are a blogger, you’ll need to either come up with a cool gift/prize to donate or source one from a generous sponsor. Then inform your regional “host”, i.e. the blogger in your region who is consolidating all the various donations from your region. He or she will post what everyone is donating on the 11th. At the same time, you should also post about your donation on the same day.

Here’s a list of this year’s hosts:
US West Coast: Sam of Becks and Posh
US East Coast: Adam the Amateur Gourmet
US (the rest): Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen
Canada: Jasmine of Cardamom Addict
Europe: David Lebovitz of Davidlebovitz.com
Latin America: Melissa de Leon of the Cooking Diva
Asia Pacific: Helen of Grab Your Fork

Readers are asked to donate funds in order to get virtual raffle tickets for these prizes; they also get to choose which prizes they want to be in competition for.

This year, by the way, I hear that the prizes are going to be awesome. Rumour has it that a certain Thomas Keller is sponsoring something. (I am so totally bidding on that!)

For more info on how to take part, please go to Pim’s blog by clicking here. To steal a famous phrase, help us feed the world this Christmas!

About Aun Koh

Aun has always loved food and travel, passions passed down to him from his parents. This foundation, plus a background in media, pushed him to start Chubby Hubby in 2005. He loves that this site allows him to write about the things he adores--food, style, travel, his wife and his bouncing baby boy!

What Others Are Saying

  1. david November 29, 2006 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks for the plug for the event. Can’t wait to see what everyone offers!

    Be sure to tune in everyone…

  2. Kalyn November 29, 2006 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks for helping get the word out. I’m very excited to see how much money can be raised this year.

  3. Pim November 30, 2006 at 2:11 am

    Yeah, poor Thomas didn’t quite know what hit him. But he was laughing heartily when he agreed to this so it should be fun.

  4. Ana November 30, 2006 at 9:23 am

    this is awesome

  5. jack December 1, 2006 at 3:45 pm

    thanks for publicizing the event CH… just in time! i’m still new to the blogging scene, but i’m looking forward to participating!

  6. R Ong December 1, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    HEY CH
    What’s the word on AURUM??? The molecular gastronomy place helmed by a Adria disciple no less!!!

  7. kassy December 3, 2006 at 2:17 pm

    I’m definately going for this! :) btw I’m from Manila, Philippines.

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