UPDATE: A Fund For Jennie
Above is just a glimpse of the nearly 150 peanut butter pie tributes that poured in to our inbox over the past 2 weeks in grief, love and support for Mikey and Jennifer Perillo (see below for the whole story). You can click on the grid above to go to a Flickr set where you can see a slideshow of all of the pies and, in many cases, click through to the blog they came from (please forgive us if we've missed any).
Thank you all for your generosity and your stories -- this has been a difficult and incredibly moving couple weeks, and we know Jennifer will be pleased to see how the community has come together.
Meanwhile, a fund has been set up for to help support Jennifer and her two girls, taking PayPal donations as well as bids on dozens of auctions (promotion for the campaign will end this Monday, August 29th at 12pm PST so hustle over, tell your friends, and tweet and Facebook it up).
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A few days ago, longtime Food52 community member and friend Jennifer Perillo lost her husband Mikey to a sudden heart attack. Since then, our food community -- both here and all over the blog and Twitter-verse -- has rallied together in grief and support for Jennifer and her two daughters.
Yesterday in a beautiful post, Jennifer told us one way we can help: "For those asking what they can do to help my healing process, make a peanut butter pie this Friday and share it with someone you love."
If you can, please join us in celebrating Jennifer and Mikey with a pie (get her recipe here) -- bake, share, snap, post your support on Twitter, Facebook, your own blogs -- but also send your photos and links in to us at [email protected]. We'll gather them all in one post as our tribute, for Jennifer and the whole community to see.
For more ways you can help -- a care package delivery sign-up and an upcoming fund -- please see Shauna Ahern's post here.