We have compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about the Worldwide Blogger Bake Off as well as about Breadline Africa
Take a glance and if you don't find the answer to your question please contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Breadline Africa's Blogger Bake Off is an online campaign aimed at getting bloggers talking with their communities about poverty in Africa, and about getting those communities to spread awareness and ultimately donate to Breadline Africa. In a nutshell, we want people to Bake Bread (and create awareness) and then Give Dough (donate). Funds raised will be used to support food projects in Southern Africa, namely:
Each blogger is asked to bake bread and discover more about this food that we take for granted, then:
Bloggers can add their recipes to the Blogger Bake Off website, where others can vote for recipes, and join their donate teams.
The blogger whose team raises the most funds gets to name a container community kitchen and US$500 worth of Amazon vouchers. Bloggers whose recipes receive the most votes in each category will win Amazon vouchers to the value of US$250.
Involvement is not limited to bloggers, though. Anyone can join, and there are other suggestions of ways to get involved.
Breadline Africa is a registered charity in the UK and South Africa, which aims to bridge the gap between Europe and Africa. Breadline Africa was founded in 1993 by a group of community and social workers in South Africa, realising that they could raise funds in Europe and use them where most needed in southern Africa.
To date, Breadline Africa has converted hundreds of containers into useful buildings, such as clinics, community kitchens and classrooms, for poor communities in southern Africa. Breadline Africa has also funded hundreds of grassroots community projects with a common aim: a hand up, not a handout.
Read more about Breadline Africa on our website.
We want to raise funds for food and poverty related projects in Southern Africa. Our goal is to raise US$1 million over 6 months.
We want to raise awareness of Breadline Africa and the problems that poor Africans face on a daily basis. We also want bloggers to think about how many Africans do not have access to basic to things like bread, and encourage each blogger to start a conversation by blogging about it. Ultimately, we'd like to be able to give more Community container kitchens, Food gardens and Emergency food parcels to the est of the poor - by making a donation we can make this happen.
Bread is a symbol of nutrition and wealth: bread of life, breadwinner, bread basket, breadline. It is a staple that we take for granted, yet many people do not have access to this basic foodstuff.
Bread is a part of cultures and traditions around the world. Even though the loaves may look different, it is something in common with many cultures.
Lastly, a little bit of yeast in dough makes a loaf rise. A little bit of money - dough - can have a huge impact in the life of someone less well off.
The unique thing about bloggers is that they connect with their own readership community and with each other in a meaningful way. Bloggers are the best way to reach many individuals.
Yes! This campaign may be aimed at bloggers, but you don't need to be a blogger to get involved. Here are some other ways to join the campaign:
100% of net funds raised are allocated to projects. As the funds are raised and allocated, Breadline Africa will be talking about the projects through both email communications and through the blog and news room.
Lists (such as ingredients) cannot be copyrighted.
The method for a recipe can be copyright if it is personal, but the more general the method, the less is can be considered copyright.
If the recipe comes from another source, it is common courtesy to acknowledge that source.
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