In Pole Position for Menu for Hope 5: 16 Creative Sweets, My 1st Prize

Monday, December 15, 2008 marks the Kick Off for Menu for Hope 5.

What is Menu for Hope?
It brings bloggers the world over who use their combined power to raise funds for the UN World Food Programme.

Who does it benefit?
As Pim of Chez Pim who started it all notes:

"This year's Menu for Hope will again benefit the school lunch program in Lesotho, as well as support the WFP's local procurement initiative, which contracts local farmers to grow food to supply the feeding program. You'll be hearing more about this program and the children and farmers who benefited from our support last year throughout this campaign. Stay tuned for more."

Last year's effort brought in more than $90,000 (US).

Even though we got a late start for this Fifth Edition of Menu for Hope, our friend Oliver Kita who last year was kind enough to offer his Chocolate Buddha was ready to contribute as soon as we contacted him.


Rather than stick with a 1 flavor fits all prize, Oliver decided to contribute A Box of his Studio Collection.
Call it 16 Creative Sweets in an array of colors and flavors from spicy to sweet and salty and back. It retails for $40.

Here's an idea (picture below) of what it might look like when you lift the lid on this box of delicacies or bonbon as Oliver calls them.

Don't lick your fingers yet.

To have a chance to put your hands and your lips on this definitely sweet and sinful treat, you will have to give in order to get...The Prize Code for this Studio Box is: UE 17.

How do you go about bidding?

As in previous years we partnered with First Giving who set up a Donation Page for Menu for Hope V.

Once your mind is set on which prize(s) you want to bid on, make sure you have all the prize code handy.

Each $10 you donate will give you one raffle ticket toward a prize of your choice. Please specify which prize you'd like in the 'Personal Message' section in the donation form when confirming your donation.

You must write-in how many tickets per prize, and please use the prize code, for example UE 17 if you have your heart set on this Studio Box.
If your company matches your charity donation, please check the box and fill in the information so we could claim the corporate match.
Please 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.

All prizes for the East Coast (US) available as of now are listed on Steamy Kitchen courtesy of Jaden Hair.

If you want to see what the rest of the world including our friends on the West Coast have to offer, visit Chez Pim, without who Menu for Hope would not exist.

More prizes will be added in the coming days so stay tuned.

Related: Menu for Hope V...Ready for Take Off, Monday, December 15...Benefits UN World Food Programme

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