Haiti Earthquake Relief: Bay Area Bake Sales and More!

Across the country and here in San Francisco's food community, people are stepping forward to raise money for relief efforts in Haiti. Restaurants, organizations and individuals are all doing their part, including a huge bake sale that will take place in three Bay Area locations next Saturday. Read on for more details and use the comment section to list efforts in your area. A bake sale can change the world!

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Here are a few of the Bay Area relief fundraising efforts:

• Samin Nosrat has organized a huge bake sale in the Bay Area for January 23rd from 10AM - 2PM. Locations are Bi-Rite Market in SF, Gioia Pizzeria in Berkeley and Pizzaiolo in Oakland. She is looking for bakers as well as buyers: visit her blog for details.

• Chronicle Books will be holding a bake sale today in their lobby in San Francisco from 11AM - 2PM.

• The vegan communities have really stepped forward as well: As of this writing, there are bake sales being held in SF, Portland, NYC, DC, Sacramento, Orange County and LA. See the Post Punk Kitchen Blog for details.

Is the a bake sale or other such effort being held in your community? Get the word out in the comments below!

And if you would like to donate directly to an international organization, we recommend Partners In Health and UNICEF. We have followed Partners In Health (and Dr. Paul Farmer) and their work in Haiti for a long time. We also have direct experience with UNICEF and their work for children.

Partners In Health - Haiti
UNICEF - Haiti

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Dana Velden is a freelance food writer. She lives, eats, plays, and gets lost in Oakland, California where she is in the throes of raising her first tomato plant.