Menu for Hope is an annual fundraising campaign in which food bloggers and their friends around the world participate, that takes place around this time of year. It was originated and is still hosted by Pim of Chez Pim , and this year’s host for the Europe region is David Lebovitz  (you can check out the complete list of Menu For Hope offerings from European bloggers here ).
Once again, this year’s Menu For Hope will raise funds for the United Nations World Food Programme , an organization that is close to my heart (as you can see from the link on every single page of this site). You can read more about Menu For Hope itself on Chez Pim’s Menu For Hope VI page .
Once again, Just Bento is offering a great package for your bidding pleasure, which any bento fan should love!
Bid Item Number: EU-26 (note that down!)
Early next year, I’ll be spending several months in Japan. I’ll be there for the photo shoot for my bento book, but mainly I’ll be spending lots of time with my family and friends. Anyway, you get to take advantage of this by charging me with selecting a package of bento-related items for you, with a monetary value of a minimum of US $100 (in Japanese prices, of course).
How this is ‘spent’ is up to you. Go for all the cheap and cheerful bento cutters, cups, baran and other accessories your heart desires, or select one special wooden bento box. I’ll consult you before I put together the package, though the final selection will be up to me.
Plus: The winner will also get a signed copy of my upcoming book, The Just Bento Cookbook, when it comes out in mid-2010, hot off the presses! Read more about the book here .
Note that the bidding takes place between December 14th and December 25th. The winner will be announced on Chez Pim on January 18th. I’ll also announce the winner here on this site, at which time he or she should contact me.
So, there you go! Donate to a great cause, for a chance to win a box bento goodies, plus a book to help you use them!