This year's Menu for Hope, the annual charity fund-raiser raffle that brings food bloggers together to help others, is just $2,405 away from reaching $70,000. as of publication time of this post. It would be great to see this year's event, held over until the 31st, reach a nice even number (or more).
Last year's MfH raised more than $62,000 for the UN World Food Programme, down from the 2007 record of $90,000. Let's see if Serious Eats readers can help in the final push to $70k. This year's take will benefit the UN Food Programme's Purchase for Progress initiative.
If you're unfamiliar with the event, food bloggers offer raffle prizes for readers to win. A single entry costs $10, and there are some amazing prizes, including coffee with Ruth Reichl, black truffles from France, food, food-related tours, kitchen tools, getaways, and a host of special meals. Here's the full list of prizes.