What is BloggerAid? BloggerAid is the brain child of Val from More Than Burnt Toast, Ivy from Kopiaste and Giz from Equal Opportunity Kitchen

They have started an online community to help end world hunger, that anyone can join.
This is their mission statement:

“We are a growing group of international food bloggers determined to make a difference in aid of world famine. The love of food and community that brings us together drives the compassion of its members to reach out to our world to help those less fortunate than we are. Banded by a mission of helping to make a change in a world where starvation affects such a profound number of people, we will raise money and awareness for the hungry in communities both at home and abroad .”

They have announced their largest fund raiser to date ever!!!! They will be publishing a cookbook with 100% of the profit from sales being directed to a chosen agency. The funds raised will be directed to specific programs of The World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations front line agency. The needs are great and choosing a specific effort is currently being negotiated. The best part is that the cookbook will be contributed to by food bloggers from all over the world…click through to find out how you can be part of this amazing opportunity to make a difference in the world!

Who will contribute to this cookbook?

The cookbook is targeted for sale on Amazon by November/December 2009. There is a great deal of work involved in delivering this project and we will rely on you to help in any way you can. We will keep you informed every step of the way on Bloggeraid !!!!

1) Submit ONLY ONE recipe in English. The recipe must be written in the format given. You will find the Recipe Style Format to be used in the forum page of Bloggeraid. You MUST use this format to make it easier for us to edit and itemize each recipe for the cookbook. Send your submission to bloggeraid AT gmail DOT com with your e-mail, subject being one of the categories below. Please include your URL to your recipe, a photo of your dish, your e-mail and your country of origin. (Only your Name, Blog Title and country will appear in the cookbook)

Choose one category:
Breakfast and Brunch
Main: Eggs, Meat, Poultry & Seafood
Vegetarian Dishes
Soups & Stews
Salads & Dressings
Appetizers & Hors d’oeuvres
Cakes & Pies
Candy & Cookies
Jam & Preserves

2) It’s also very important to write your recipe as a plain text Word document, with no codes or formatting and to submit your recipe as an attachment to our e-mail address bloggeraid AT gmail DOT com. (The person who will typeset the recipes will thank you from the bottom of his/her heart for this). One little wayward code can throw the whole thing out of whack.

3) It MUST be an ORIGINAL recipe to avoid any copyright issues. The cookbook will have an international flair so represent your country if you so wish. We are a group of bloggers from almost every country of the world!!!!

4) In one or two months you agree to receive a recipe chosen randomly to TASTE TEST for the cookbook. We will of course take in mind any allergy, product availability and vegetarian issues. To taste test a recipe would mean to verify that all measurements and instructions are accurate and that the recipe works without glitches.

5) This is critical!!!!! Do NOT post your recipe on your blog. The recipes will be unveiled in the final product where the cookbook itself will be considered the roundup. You can post a photo of your dish to create visual appeal on your own blog with a description of the final dish. The photo submitted must be clear and in living colour!!!! The deadline for submitting the recipes is the 12th February, 2009.

6) Please mention this event with a link back to this post on your site as well as a link to Bloggeraid so more people will be aware of what we are trying to accomplish.

7) You DO NOT have to be a member of Bloggeraid to submit a recipe and join in.

8) By submitting a recipe, I give BloggerAid permission to publish the enclosed recipe for its cookbook project, understanding that the proceeds of the cookbook will support the programs of the World Food Program. I further understand that no royalties will be awarded to me for my recipe submission. I also understand that all recipes and photos submitted will be considered but may not be published in the cookbook and I undertake that I will not publish the recipe anywhere else (blog, forum, social network, magazine, newspaper etc.), before the publication of the cookbook.

All submitted recipes become the temporary property of BloggerAid and will not be returned.

Submit your recipes and let’s get this party started!!!!

Our vision is a world which provides for and protects the welfare and human dignity of all of its people. A world in which all children can grow, learn and flourish, developing into healthy, active, caring members of society.

For more information about BloggerAid, please check out their online community