Christmas is getting closer….and closer. You may be scrambling to buy your last gifts OR like me, this year you may be taking a holiday without gifts. Oh recession, how we love you so.
No matter what, some gift giving for yourself while benefiting others is always a DO. Jess of Sweet Amandine clued me in to a great charity raffle called Menu For Hope. I’ll let her explain it in her own words.
The project was founded six years ago by the lovely and talented Pim, and has since grown into a worldwide annual event aimed at ending hunger. All proceeds go to the UN World Food Programme
, the world’s largest food aid agency. Last year, Menu for Hope raised over $62,000. This year, with your help, we hope to raise even more.
Here’s how it works: Food bloggers the world over have donated a range of food-related items to an online raffle. Your job is to take a look at the list of offerings
, and bid on the items of your choice. It’s just $10 per virtual ticket. Pretty neat, isn’t it? Your ten little dollars will help put a meal on someone’s table, and may even get you something sweet for your own.
For my part, I’m offering a trio of homemade sweet, almondy treats, packaged in a Florentine gift box from my favorite local paper shop. It’s Sweet Amandine three ways: almond butter tartlets, almond biscotti, and salted chocolate almond toffee. (Editor’s note: Delectable photo below)