[Update:] Menu For Hope has been extended to December 31st!
Menu For Hope  is an annual fundraising event, now in its 5th year, contributed to by food bloggers around the world. Last year, nearly US $100,000.00 was raised  for the United Nations World Food Programme , to benefit the school lunch programme in Lesotho, Africa.
I’m happy to announce that Just Hungry is once again offering raffle prizes for Menu For Hope V. This year, we have two!
Anyone who lives in the UK and is interested in Japanese food knows about Japan Centre , the great family-run Japanese food store (not to mention travel agency, bookstore, restaurant, recruitment centre…it’s a mini-Japanese conglomerate!) located in the hub of the action at Piccadilly Circus. They also have a terrific mailorder service . I’ve been a loyal customer myself for some time now. This prize is a 50 GBP (that’s British Pounds) value package of Japanese food products from Japan Centre  online catalogue. I’ll select a good mix in consultation with Japan Centre, taking the winner’s wishes into account of course.
This prize can be sent to any country in Europe where Japan Centre delivers. Please check the list on this page  to see if your country is eligible.
A big thanks to Simon Tokumine of Japan Centre for donating this great prize!
If you aren’t in Europe, there is no need to go away disappointed. This prize was very popular last year , and it’s back! The lucky winner will get 52 bars of Swiss chocolate. Yes that’s right, that’s one for every week of the year. The stack you see in the photo is just a representation, not the actual bars, because of course they will be procured just before shipping for maximum freshness. And, the winner’s tastes will be taken into account of course. No two bars will be the same! Yes, in Switzerland this is more than possible! (No, I’m not talking about candy bars, these are real chocolate bars.)
This prize can be delivered anywhere in the world. However, please check your country’s requirements regarding receiving gifts of food from overseas to avoid disappointment.
The last day for donations has been extended to December 31.
I know that this is a tough holiday season for a lot of us, but just keep in mind that there are many people, especially children, around the world that are in far worse situations than most of us are. For as little as $10, you not only would be donating to a great cause, but you could win something great, for yourself or a loved one!
Good luck and thank you to everyone who enters!