I'm slightly somewhat late here, but I'd like to help spread the word about Menu for Hope III. This is a program that raises money for the UN World Food Program. Last year's run was apparently the world's largest online food auction, and raised just over $17,000!
The idea is simple: we, the foodbloggers, offer cool prizes, and you, the readers bid on them. Hungry people receive the money. My contribution is a six-hour food tour of Bangkok (idea courtesy of Pim). This is a custom tour I've developed myself that takes in two of Bangkok's most vibrant markets, some well-respected restaurants and street stalls, as well as some other interesting, but non food-related sights. I'll fork out for all the transportation and meals, and provide lively conversation and insightful insight. The code for this prize is AP44.
As tempting as this sounds, there are other prizes as well, and to see a full list of what is being offered by Asia-Pacific bloggers have a look here. For the entire list, visit Pim. Once you've decided what you're interested in, break out the plastic, remember the code of the prize you want and buy as many $10 raffle tickets as you can afford at Firstgiving, the entity handling all the money.
The campaign is scheduled to run from now until Friday 22nd, 6PM PST. So buy your raffle tickets now!