To say that we live in a time of uncertainty is stating the obvious. As optimistically as we face each day, we are also reminded that our world is taking a bit of a roller coaster ride. In some way, each of us is affected – some, more than others.
Do I want to ring a bell of doom and gloom? Absolutely not!!! What I do want is for us to remember that as food bloggers, the fact that we’re cooking, baking, taking pictures and sharing our creations with one another means that we still have enough food on our tables. How lucky we are!
The concept of “enough food on the table” is certainly not shared by everyone in this world. The aid that was present for many from the “have” countries may not be so readily available. We’ve already seen the price of essentials such as rice and flour soar. If we have little control, imagine what happens to those who were without control to begin with?
Ivy from Kopiaste, Val from More Than Burnt and Equal Opportunity Kitchen have decided to join forces and create a concrete force of international bloggers who will stand up to be counted, called BloggerAid.
Each of us brings a particular skill or passion to the table as do each of you. What does that mean to each individual blogger? It could mean nothing more than helping create awareness or it could mean a greater involvement in helping to raise money for the World Food Programme , the United Nations' frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. We want you to join us. We have several ideas in mind. Below are just a couple of them.
How to make a difference:
You’ve already seen Ivy and Val sponsor events for World Food Day in which they put out a call for a conga line to feed the world. Bloggers were invited to submit a recipe and picture that could feed at least 6 at the end of which the hope was to virtually feed a town, a city, a country or as far as the food could stretch. Ivy followed up with an event to express gratitude.
Now Equal Opportunity Kitchen invites you to BloggerAid: Because We Can Help; an event that has the specific theme of creating awareness about food hunger.
Beginning today and ending at midnight on December 28th, we are inviting you to lend your support by submitting a recipe that you would feed a hungry guest visiting your home during the holidays.
E-mail us at: bloggeraid (at) gmail (dot) com
Send us your name
Your blog name
The URL to your post
The post you’re submitting should appear on your blog between today and December 28th. Please include a link to this post as well as the BloggerAid ribbon near the top of this post. However, it’s not imperative that you have a blog. If you’d like to participate, just send :
A picture of your recipe together with the recipe
Now - for the more concrete part…
Our goal is also to move toward a more concrete way of helping those who are less fortunate than we are. Specifically, we are working toward raising money for the World Food Programme (WFP).
You will notice several gift items at the bottom of this post. We will be selling items created by Giz. These items can be purchased from and sent anywhere in the world. They would make for great presents for the holidays! For your convenience, we will be putting up an easy purchase option (PayPal) in a few days. With each purchase, a donation is being deposited to a bank account monitored by Kopiaste, More Than Burnt Toast and Equal Opportunity Kitchen. These items will be updated regularly so keep coming back to see what’s new. We'll also keep you posted on how much we're raising. We CAN help change the world.
Here are samples of the current products available (prices are listed in Canadian dollars):
(available in gold or silver peuter)
Cell Phone Accessory: $8.00*
(colour customization is available)
(colour customization is available)
*Additional shipping charges apply. They're all light weight products so shipping should be minimal.