Menuforhopelogo_2In early October, an
earthquake devastated Northern Pakistan. More than 70,000
people died in the tragedy and another 100,000 were injured.

You might remember the efforts of the Food (and wine) Blogging Community last February to help those affected by the tsunami in Sout East Asia and East Africa.

This year, the blogging community, led by Chez Pim, presents the second Menu For Hope II. Pm has organized this quite differently this year. It’s an raffle of course and all the money raised will go to Unicef, specifically for the earthquake region.

Between changing email addresses since the last Menu (I didn’t get the "call for items" email) and moving (being without internet access for a few days) I’m late to the party, but I couldn’t let this event go by without giving a little something.

Borrowing an idea from the king of wine bloggers, Alder of Vinography, I’m offering a tour of Long Island Wine Country for two, with Mr. and Mrs. LENNDEVOURS as your tour guides. We’ll take you to all of our favorite spots, to meet our favorite characters and drink our favorite wines.

I’m thinking next fall, pre-harvest would be ideal…with the grapes almost ready for picking, but the winner and I will work out the details later.

What wine lover wouldn’t want the opportunity to explore one of America’s hidden wine country gems? Even if you don’t want it for yourself, it makes a GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT. Buy a few raffle "tickets" for your friends and family.

To enter the raffle:

  1. Read the full menu of prizes (there are some great ones!)
  2. Go to A Menu for Hope II donation page and donate any amount in $5 increments. 
  3. List in comment section of your donation form which gift(s)
    you would like to win. Each $5 donation will give you one chance at
    winning the prize of your choice, and of course, if you donate more
    than $5, you are allowed to specify more than one prize.
  4. The fundraising ends on December 23rd, and Winners will be announced on January 1 over at Chez Pim

Obviously that only gives you all four days to enter to win my lil ole prize. But every little bit counts. Last I heard, the project had raised more than $8,000.