Menu for Hope IV seems to be cranking along just fine, but there’s always room for more giving. Chez Pim, the event’s creator, suggests giving raffle tickets as presents. This is a great idea. People get too much junk on Christmas anyway, while these tickets and prizes support a worthy cause and often leave little environmental footprint.
For those of you unfamiliar with Menu For Hope, it’s an event started to help victims of the 2004 Tsunami. Participating food bloggers offer prizes, including meals, cookbooks and kitchen equipment, then readers buy raffle tickets and hope they win those prizes. Pretty simple, and at $10 a ticket, an affordable gift. Go here for a list of participating blogs.