Menu For Hope

I was reading the londonelicious blog today (as I do most days), and  Krista happened to write about A Menu For Hope.  It was the first time that I have come across this charity, created and fronted by Chez Pim along with the help of other food bloggers all around the world.  Last year they raised over $90,000, which will go towards the United Nations World Food Programme, and more specifically to buy breakfast and lunch for less fortunate school children in Lesotho.

What they have created, is an online raffle, where people can purchase virtual raffle tickets for $10, and then bid on loads of great food realated prizes.  This is the kind of thing that is just up my alley, I love food, and I love winning!  I plan on donating later today and bidding on some prizes, I am not telling you which ones, because I want to win them.

Vinoteca will also be helping the cause by donating a prize, which I hope lots of people  will bid on (in the London UK area).   Please see below for our prize.  Also, go and read through the master list of prizes on Chez Pim’s blog, and start deciding what you would like to bid on.  For anyone in the EU or the UK, please check out the EU & UK specific prize list on the Ms.Adventures in Italy.


Vinoteca Prize (code EU24)
2 tickets to one of our monthly Specialist Wine Tastings, where guests join us in our private room between 6-9pm on the chosen date to taste up to 20 wines, in a relaxed and fun environment. The tasting themes change monthly.

To make a donation:

Donation Instructions:

1. Choose a prize or prizes of your choice from our Menu for Hope at

2. Go to the donation site at  and make a donation.

3. Each $10 you donate will give you one raffle ticket toward a prize  of your choice. Please specify which prize you’d like in the ‘Personal Message’ section in the donation form when confirming your donation.   You must write-in how many tickets per prize, and please use the prize code. For example, a donation of $50 can be 2 tickets for EU01 and 3  tickets for EU02. Please write 2xEU01, 3xEU02

4. If your company matches your charity donation, please check the box
and fill in the information so we could claim the corporate match.

5. Please allow us to see your email address so that we could contact  you in case you win.  Your email address will not be shared with anyone.

Thank you & Good luck!  Caitlin

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