26 May 2009

Bloggeraid Press Release

I've been away for a few days, taking advantage of one of the many long weekends spring in France has to offer. I mean whoever thought of putting all their national holidays in May was a genius. Just when it's getting warm and sunny and you don't want to go to work, bam, national holiday! Well done, France.

Je suis partie quelques jours profiter d'un des long week-ends du mois de mai en France. Je pense que les Français ont vraiment compris quelque chose en mettant tous ces jours fériés au printemps. Il commence à faire beau, on n'a plus envie d'être dedans à travailler et, bam ! Voilà que l'on a 3 jours fériés dans le mois ! Bien joué. Vous aurez une nouvelle recette très bientôt, mais aujourd'hui je voulais partager le communiqué de presse qui vient de sortir pour annoncer le projet d'un livre de cuisine pour bloggeraid. C'est en anglais, mais vous devriez reconnaître un des bloggeurs cité dans le texte ;-)

A new recipe is on its way very shortly, but in the meantime, I wanted to share the Bloggeraid Press Release announcing our cookbook project (among other activities) that Giz has been working so tirelessly on. You might recognize one of the participating bloggers cited :-)

Food Bloggers Unite to Raise Money for School Meals – World Food Programme

Toronto, Ontario, Canada – May 25, 2009 Toronto, Ontario, Canada – May 25, 2009

Worldwide, nearly 400 million children suffer from hunger every single day. The WFP School Meals program represents a sustainable answer to ending child hunger and promoting education in 70 countries. International food bloggers kick off their efforts with a member-driven cookbook of original recipes as one of many planned fundraising events to benefit School Meals with the World Food Programme. When school meals programs are implemented, student enrollment increases by almost 25 percent, attendance increases and performance improves.

The BloggerAid..Changing the Face of Famine cookbook is scheduled for release in November/December, 2009 on Amazon.com. A dedicated team of first- time publishers, who communicate through a central network called BloggerAid…Changing the Face of Famine, has created teams internationally from South Africa to the U.K, India, Australia, Europe, Canada and the U.S.A.
But a cookbook alone doesn’t generate the money that’s needed to feed the growing number of hungry children. Bloggers are creating fundraising efforts that are catching on globally, both individually as well, and in cooperation with other bloggers. All the information may be found on the central network site. As the community of concerned members grows, so too gains the momentum.

Val, co-administrator of Bloggeraid…Changing the Face of Famine says, “It’s such a great opportunity to not only share our love of food but to also appreciate that it’s only by circumstance that we have enough when others don’t. It’s our responsibility to humanity to do the right thing”. It only takes $0.25/day to feed a hungry child.”

Hope of the blog Hopie’s Kitchen , an expat actress living in Paris connected to giving back from the age of 7 when she worked in soup kitchens. “I've become more and more aware that in this age of airplanes and internet, our community is not just local, but global. Luckily through our blogs, we have tools that are global as well." Fellow blogger Sam from the UK food blog Antics of a Cycling Cook combines his love of cycling and food. “I love recording my recipes and sharing them with others” Lynda is from the San Francisco Bay area and and writes the blog TasteFood. She has been living, cooking, teaching and writing about food in 5 countries, including Switzerland, England and Denmark, where she was food editor for Sphere Magazine, an international magazine directed to the diplomatic communities throughout Scandinavia.

The common element for these bloggers and the many others who are part of BloggerAid …Changing the Face of Famine is their concern for a better world; one in which no one goes hungry, at home or abroad.

Auctions are planned, events are ongoing and donations are invited, whether it be with an auction item or a monetary donation to the World Food Programme


giz said...

Well done! Enthusiasm is infectious and I love it.

Bellini Valli said...

Thanks for the "shout out" Hopie. BloggerAid-Changing the Face of Famine would not be possible without it's dedicated members.

Hopie said...

Giz and Val - Thank you both for all your great work! Glad to be able to do something to help :-)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great post and cause!



Sam said...

I can't wait for the cookbook to come out!

Hopie said...

Rosa - Thanks for your support.

Sam - Me neither. It's gonna be great!