Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Blogger Aid Week: The Cookbook "Children Are The Future"
Isn't this a lovely cover?
This is the current major initiative of Blogger Aid. I think it will be no surprise to my readers that anything that promotes children and education is something that I love to support.
And what a lovely challenge to support this through creativity.
This cookbook will include recipes from many of your favorite food bloggers. Over 100 people have pledged to participate so far, and the numbers are rising.
You have until March 31st to submit your recipe, and all the details are here. 100% of the profits will go to School Meals, a program of the World Food Programme. You can learn more about it here, but if you don't want to click over to the site, here are some facts:
• 75 million primary school-aged children do not go to school
• 97 percent of them are in developing countries
• 57 percent of them are girls
• 150 million children drop out of school before attaining basic primary education
The School Meals program is designed to keep students in school, to provide a nutritional safety net for the poorest families, and to keep girls in school (as they will receive food to bring home when they attend school).
To participate, you do NOT need to be a member of Blogger Aid. You do NOT need to be a food blogger. You just need to have a recipe and a blog that's yours and to follow the guidelines posted here.
So, now... a little giveaway. For everyone who joins blogger aid between now and Friday with the intention of helping this project, just leave a comment on this blog, (AFTER you've joined Blogger Aid), and I will enter you to win one of these two incredibly important books about food, culture and the future of our planet:
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (Paperback) by Michael Pollan
The Earth Knows My Name : Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic Americans by Patricia Klindienst
To join Blogger Aid, go here.
Tomorrow? A poll. You get to choose my recipe for Children are the Future.