This is a season of giving. It's also a season when the hungry may very well feel it the most.
Various bloggers have taken up this cause in a variety of ways. I'm going to talk about a few of them here, all of which I learned about via Bellini Valli of More Than Burnt Toast. I've seen these logos on various other blogs, but Val tirelessly pushes for food bloggers to do good in the world. My hat is off to you, Val.
Bellini Valli of More Than Burnt Toast, Giz of Equal Opportunity Kitchen and Ivy of Kopiaste have an event called Blogger Aid. The premise behind it is to send out food that can feed a crowd and also raise money for the U.N.'s World Food Programme via lovely items that Giz has made. You can read all about it here. I can't fit in more cooking this week, so I'm going to return to some old favorites as my entry for Blogger Aid. While Giz's items are beautiful, I chose to make a direct donation to the World Food Programme and you can also do that here, if you'd like. This event runs through December 28th. Here are my entries:
World's Easiest (and BEST) Chicken Noodle Whatever Soup
Jen's Rockin' Summer Vegetable Soup
Both are economical, can feed a crowd, and provide plenty of nutrition.
If you want some mystery bang for your buck in donating to the World Food Programme, join Pim at Chez Pim and buy raffle tickets for Menu for Hope - another sponsorship of the World Food Programme. Raffle tickets cost just $10 U.S. a shot, and there are oodles of fabulous prizes. You can read all about that contest here. This event runs through December 24th, so hurry!
Finally, the Worldwide Blogger Bake-off raises money for Breadline Africa. They have a very active site with great information on joining, supporting various fundraising efforts and donating. You can read all about it of here.
I will be baking for the last event, but only after the holidays.
I know many of you have supported these wonderful events already, but if you haven't - quick! Get going!