Food Bloggers Support for Sandy

by Jenn on November 2, 2012

in Uncategorized

This post doesn’t have a recipe.  It doesn’t have food, and it’s not about being gluten free.  Instead it’s about community.  As many of you know, last week, a crazy frankenstorm named Sandy hit the East Coast of the U.S. leaving millions without power, thousands evacuated from/lost their homes, several lost their lives, and it wreaked chaos and havoc across the northeastern seaboard, and affected people as far west as the Appalachians.  What has occurred has been horrific for me to watch, but I’m sure nothing compared to what it was like for those who were in the wake of Sandy’s fury.  There are so many of my friends still sitting in the dark and the cold, and many many more whom I don’t know who were touched by this storm.

So rather than make another post about our idyllic Autumn here en Suisse, far removed from everything, I had a conversation with my good friend Barb of Creative Culinary about what we could do.  Food brings people together in good times and bad, and food can bring us together this time, to help those in need.  We decided to create this event to bring the food blogging community together, so that we can join hands, and meals, and support for the victims of Sandy.

How can you help??

Thursday, November 8, 2012

– Create a post on your own blog sharing a comfort dish – something that you would make for someone in need, to help them feel at home.  But more importantly, lets encourage everyone to donate to relief efforts.  Feel free to grab the code for the badge below which links to the Red Cross disaster relief, and come back on Nov. 8th link up your post.

Don’t have a blog??

Please donate to help those in need.  Who to donate to?  Several organizations are dedicating themselves to helping the victims of hurricane Sandy.  Some of the larger ones include:

  • Red Cross is providing food, shelter, and other forms of support to hurricane victims.  You can donate directly to the Red Cross, you can also text the word “Redcross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
  • Salvation Army is also focused on providing food, shelter, and support to victims, and takes donations to storm relief.
  • Feeding America is providing food, water and supplies to those who need it as part of their disaster relief program.
  • For gluten free disaster victims, I’m afraid I’m not sure the best resources for hunger relief. However, others have provided links and suggestions in the comments to this post, so please check those out for ways to help. And if you have information, please feel free to add it in the comments below.

Follow hashtag #FBS4Sandy

to see everyone’s posts and encourage donations.

Grab the code below to add this badge to your post, which links to the Red Cross website to encourage donations. We’ll keep this up throughout November so feel free to join in even if you can’t participate on Nov. 8: