Menu for Hope Starts Tomorrow - Win a Free Pass to BlogHer '08 or Other Fabulous Prizes

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This year marks the fifth anniversary of A Menu for Hope, the annual fund-raiser sponsored by Chez Pim where food bloggers all over the world unite to raise money for a designated charity. The campaign starts tomorrow and runs December 15-24. Donations will raise money for the UN World Food Program again this year, targeted to a school food program in Lesotho. Last year Menu for Hope raised $91,188.00, and even though economic times are tough right now, we know everyone will be as generous as they can again this year.

BlogHer 09

BlogHer has been a generous supporter for Menu for Hope,and again this year BlogHer founders are donating the prize of a free conference admission for Blogher's 2009 Summer conference. BlogHer '09 will be July 24-25, with the entire conference taking place at The Chicago Sheraton and Towers. For the Blogher Conference Admission, the prize code is UW09. (Conference pass does not include travel or hotel costs or admission to BlogHer Business on July 23. The Blogher Conference is open to women or men.)

Menu for Hope

Here's how to participate in A Menu for Hope:

1. Starting tomorrow morning (December 15) you will see prize announcements appearing on food blogs everywhere, with lists of prizes at the blogs of the regional hosts (listed below) and the full list of prizes at Chez Pim. Have fun visiting your favorite food blogs and choosing a prize.

2. Once you've picked your prize, go to the donation site at First Giving and make a donation. (That link will be active starting at 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time on December 15.)

3. Please specify which prize you'd like in the 'Personal Message' section in the donation form. You must write in how many tickets per prize, and use the prize code. (Each $10 you donate will buy one raffle ticket toward any prize. You must write-in how many tickets per prize, and please use the prize code. For example, a donation of $50 can be 2 tickets for EU01 and 3 tickets for UW09. Please write 2xEU01, 3xUW09.)

4. If your company matches your charity donation, please check the box and fill in the information so we could claim the corporate match.

5. Please check the box to allow us to see your email address so that we could contact you in case you win.Your email address will not be shared with anyone.

Here are the regional hosts, where you can see more prizes.
Europe Sara of Ms.Adventures in Italy
US: West (Closer to SF than to NY.) Matt Armendariz of Matt Bites
U.S. East (Closer to NY than to SF.) Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen
Canada Meena Agarwal of Hooked on Heat
Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand Ed Charles of Tomato
Special Wine Blog Host: Alder of Vinography

If you're a food blogger who'd like to sponsor a prize, find the e-mail address for hosts at Chez Pim and contact the regional host in your area.

Kalyn Denny writes about food and at and shares her passion for cooking at Kalyn's Kitchen.