The tragedy in Japan is truly a worldwide concern. First is the earthquake, followed by the tsunami and then the nuclear crisis. My heart goes out to the people of Japan who are going through so much right now. I've been trying to find the best way to help. There are a a lot of established, reliable organizations that are accepting donations for Japan like the Red Cross, Unicef, The Salvation Army, Save The Children Federation and the US Mercy Corps...but I want to do something more. I've always believed that (in all circumstances) aside from financial contribution, there's no better way to help than sharing whatever God-given talent you have. I'm sure that God has led me to the food blogging community to share my talent in cooking, and now is the perfect time to do it for a meaningful cause. A fellow food blogger, Sabrina Modelle of The Tomato Tart is organizing an online bake sale which will be held, auction style, on her website on March 30. Bidding on baked goods and other sweets pledged by participating foodies will go live for one day, but preview of all the items will be up by the 28th. Participating foodies will mail each item to the highest bidder by April 11.
All proceeds will go to Second Harvest Japan, a food bank in Japan that is responding to the crisis in a direct and very meaningful way, that is, by feeding people who are in need. I'm proud to say that Pinay in Texas Cooking Corner is taking part in the said bake sale and will be donating Food for the Gods for the auction. This is a favorite holiday cake in the Philippines that can bring delight to anyone eating it. I want to bring delight to the people of Japan in my own little way, hence I thought of sharing my Food For the Gods. :) If you are interested with the recipe, click here. I'll be contributing these 3 boxes of Food for the Gods, with 12 bars in each box. If the winning bidder will be in the DFW(Dallas-Fort Worth area), and I can personally deliver it, I'll make it 24 bars for each box. :)
I want to invite all of you out there to join us in this effort to help Japan. You don’t have to be a food blogger to participate. You can either bid on an item or donate your baked goodies. Or you might want to involve your organization by offering a corporate sponsorship, or matching any portion of the proceeds. Contact Sabrina at . Tell her you want to help and she’ll send you the details.
Japan is known for its people's strength and spirit...but in times like this, getting back on their feet will be difficult. They need us! Let us all open our hearts...and together, let us help Japan! A little effort combined together can go a long way...