I got this email from a local food blogger Fumiko Kurose-Bretzke and I thought I would share.

The earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan has been very disruptive on lives of a lot of people, but the real impact has been on the small villages that line the coast of Japan. The Japanese who live in these small villages are the ones with the most need. Not only have they lost material things, but they have lost family members and their social network. The small villages in Japan are the places where the Japanese working class of farmers and fishermen live.
Fumiko has family in lives in a small village in southern Japan, and thankfully they were not affected by the disaster. Having grown up in small towns in Japan she understands how the loss of their town and homes is a huge impact on the ordinary people of Japan.
Fumiko wants to help the people in the small towns that have been affected. To help raise dollars to help Japanese survivors, she wants to do it the American way; by hosting a pancake breakfast.

We will be raising funds for both the “American Red Cross” and “Peace Winds America”

Peace Winds America is a Seattle based American organization that is providing direct relief to people in Japan. Daniel participated in the 2010 Seattle Conference and he had very positive impressions of the ability of the organization to make an impact in Japan.

This Saturday March 19 between 8:30am and 2:30pm, please come by the Prune Kitchen for a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, coffee and tea. Please remember to bring your check book to make a tax deductible donation to either the American Red Cross or Peace Winds America.

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Written by franticfoodie

I am Keren Brown (note: Keren with 2 E's). I love living in Seattle, I think the weather here is fabulous and spend my days writing, organizing and planning food events. Read about Seattle food events, recipes or just immerse in the food obsession. Check out my other blog in the Seattle PI http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/franticfoodie/


  1. Hi, Karen.
    Thank you for posting this. If you cannot come on 19th, I am organizing another fund raising pancake breakfast with two cooking meetup group on Sunday 27th. Please stop by Prune kitchen, donate and have breakfast.
    See you on Saturday.


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