Earlier this month, food writer and blogger Jennifer Perillo of In Jennie’s Kitchen lost her husband suddenly from a heart attack. Many of you may already know that the food blogging community came together for Jennifer and her daughters by sharing Peanut Butter Pie through a series of blog posts. It was one of her husband Mikey’s favorite things. Now I hope we can all come together again and support Jennifer and her daughters in this very difficult time, both emotionally and financially.
A fund has been started so that we may all easily donate directly to Jennifer. Called #afundforjennie, it’s being organized, maintained and facilitated by Shauna James Ahern of Gluten Free Girl and Maggy Keet of Three Many Cooks. Maggy has been working tirelessly to launch Bloggers Without Borders, a non-profit organization of bloggers for bloggers. Bloggers Without Borders is now collecting money for Jennie’s family and have made it super easy to donate.
There will also be various auctions held by bloggers to raise money, check back for details on that. I speak for Shauna and the entire blogging community when I say your generosity, thoughts and prayers are appreciated more than anyone could ever say. Now let’s help out Jennie’s family and please tell someone you love how important they are to you.