Every day, I read the news from Japan with great sadness. I hope for the best- that the situation with the nuclear reactor in Fukushima Dai-ichi will not worsen, that the hundreds of thousands of people left homeless will be sheltered, fed, and comforted.
In Buddhism, there is a word, metta, meaning“Loving Kindness” I find myself doing a lot of metta meditation these days.
May all beings be safe. May all beings be healthy.
May all beings be happy. May all beings live with ease.
On a personal note, I have had word from my cousin in Japan, and although he was stuck in the Tokyo subway for hours as no trains were running, a friend came to bring him home and he is safe. We were so happy to hear of his safety.
In every tragedy, every disaster, there lies the capacity for human kindness and love. Six days ago when I put out a quick tweet to a few friends asking if they’d like to do a bake sale to help Japan, several friends jumped right in immediately. Since then, the list of food bloggers, professional bakers, and others has grown exponentially! We have people participating from all over the world- the U.S, Canada, the UK, France, Italy, and Australia, so far.
There are now more than 60 bloggers from 8 countries around the world! See the ever-growing list at the bottom of this page.
The bake sale will be held, auction style, on this website on March 30th. We will be donating to Second Harvest Japan, a food bank in Japan that is responding to the crisis in a direct and very meaningful way- by feeding people who are in need.
Although you’ll have to wait until the 30th to bid, please keep your eyes peeled for a preview of all of the yummy baked goods we will be offering in the days leading up to the auction Until then, here is a list of all of the participants, so far.
If you would like to join the bake sale, match any portion of the donations, or have questions about the bake sale, please contact me at the address below:
Also, please rock the Bake Sale for Japan badge on your site to help spread the word, tweet this, facebook it.
Let’s Raise Some Dough (get it?)!