Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Monday, April 4, 2011

Online Bake Sale for Japan Trounces Its Goal

Posted By on Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 2:57 PM

click to enlarge THE TOMATO TART
  • The Tomato Tart

Last week's Online Bake Sale for Japan yielded over $8,200 for Second Harvest Japan's relief efforts, says organizer and blogger Sabrina Modelle (The Tomato Tart). Some 90 food bloggers from seven countries put up sweets and other foods for auction on Mar. 30. "Not bad," Modelle says via e-mail, "considering my web host was up and down half the day, my database crashed, and I couldn't use the auction software I'd painstakingly put all the entries into." Modelle had set $2,500 as a goal; the $8,269 final included a $500 match from Oakland blogger Andrew Sigal. Want to help make it $10K. Modelle's set up a donations page on GiveForward.

"I'm so touched that all the bloggers got together and concentrated their energy on this," a spokesperson for Second Harvest Japan wrote. "I think this inspires other people to participate in support for people in the affected areas." Those affected areas might be closer to home than you think. Modelle says she plans to organize a bake sale for the homeless this fall.

Follow us on Twitter: @sfoodie, and like us on Facebook. Contact me at

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , , ,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"