Please join the food blogging community in supporting Menu for Hope, an online raffle benefitting the UN World Food Programme. Started by Pim at Chez Pim, this is our 4th year of participation, with the 2006 raffle raising $62,925. This year's proceeds will be going to help support the school lunch program in Lesotho, Africa, which feeds the children and helps to keep them in school. Raffle tickets are $10 each, and you can specify which of the prizes you are bidding on. You can find links to the entire list of prizes at Chez Pim.
This is my contribution. I am donating a copy of Dorie Greenspan's wonderful tome, Baking, From My Kitchen To Yours - an indispensible guide to baking all kinds of mouth-watering items. The pictures are beautiful and will inspire you to take your baking to a whole new level. I am also including a gift box from the Savory Spice Shop, filled with freshly ground spices to enhance any baking project. The goodies include whole Grenada Nutmeg with a grater, Almond Extract, Cocoa Powder, Ground Chiinese Ginger, Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract, Vietnamese Saigon Cassia Cinnamon and Savory's own Baking Spice - a wonderful smelling blend of Saigon and Indonesian Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Mace, Allspice and Ginger, all packaged with fresh Ginger Root, Star Anise and Cinnamon Sticks. Everything you need to create an ovenful of wonderful delicacies from Dorie Greenspan's book!
Due to customs requirements, I'm limiting the shipping to Unites States addresses only (I shipped spices to Australia and half of them got confiscated). Value of $75.
The prize code to bid on the Baking and Spices Package is UC10.
Here's how you can participate: Choose a prize from the listing at Chez Pim, noting the prize code. Go to the First Giving website and make a donation. In the personal message box, you need to specify what prizes you are bidding on (ex. 2 tickets for UC10). Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you win. You can buy tickets through December 21, and the winners will be posted on Chez Pim on January 9. Happy bidding and thanks for your support for this great cause!