AN INTERNATIONAL APPEAL TO MY READERS...
Now in its third year, A Menu for Hope is an event sponsored by food bloggers around the world to raise money for those in need. Through this raffle, authored by Pim Techamuanvivit of Chez Pim, food bloggers world-wide donate delicious, inspiring, awesome food-related prizes and encourage their readers to donate $10 for each raffle ticket for a chance to win and a way to help those in the direst of needs. This year's event begins today, December 11th and runs through December 22nd. Raffle winners will be announced on January 15, 2007.
Through A Menu for Hope, thousands of dollars were raised in 2004 and 2005 for victims of the tsunami of Southeast Asia and the earthquake in Pakistan. This year A Menu for Hope III will be raising funds to benefit the United Nations World Food Program which helps to provide emergency hunger relief around the world. And what better time of year than now for us who are more fortunate to help those who wake up each day wondering if they will eat, rather than what they will eat.
West coast headquarters for this event is our very own Sam Breach of Becks and Posh. Sam has the list of prizes being offered by food bloggers from the West Coast of the US, of which I am one. You will see my raffle prize offering further down on this post. Head over to Chez Pim to see the entire list of Menu For Hope III Prizes and who is hosting the prize lists for the rest of the world.
HOW TO BID ON A PRIZE:
1. Go to the First Giving donation page.
MY RAFFLE OFFERING:
Prize code UW22
(Be sure to use this code when purchasing a raffle ticket if you wish to win this prize. Some shipping restrictions apply; see my note below)
Made in Humboldt County is not just another label. Located in the far northwest corner of California, access to Humboldt County, especially in the winter months, can be cut off by mudslides, swollen rivers and high tides. Consequently, and luckily for us who live here, for over one hundred years local residents have had to rely on their own resources for food and supplies.
From local gourmet fisheries products to organic, hand-made truffles, the number of products that are made here in Humboldt county have become increasingly gourmet. They have also become more well known outside of the boundaries of the county. Fresh daily organic chocolate truffles, hot fudge sauce made especially for our locally produced ice cream, world-renown, gourmet water-packed albacore fished off the coast in local waters, spicy sauces from local restaurants, and much, much more have made their way into the hands of cooks and foodies around the world.
My gift basket of Made in Humboldt County products will contain:
Sweet Mama Janisse's Sticky Love Sauce and Soy-Gin Sauce
Roi's Italian Restaurant's Polenta Mix and Basil Vinaigrette
Larrupin' Goods Red Sauce and Mustard-Dill Sauce
Sjaak's Organic Chocolate Truffles
Pacific Rim Noodle House's Island Ginger Orange Sauce
Farm to Table Humboldt County 2007 Calendar with color photos of local farms and farmers
"Managing the Munchies", a Humboldt County cookbook by Nancy Only, featuring many of the items included in my gift basket, along with recipes from local chefs and restaurants such as the award-winning Restaurant 301 in Eureka
SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS: Because of the considerable weight of this gift basket, I must restrict shipment to within the US, Great Britain and western Europe.