Wildfires have burned an area the size of Connecticut around central Texas, nearly 4 million acres. 30,000 acres have been burned in Bastrop alone, just southeast of Austin. Thousands of people have been affected, and many have lost their homes. Food bloggers in Austin are getting together to raise funds for the Austin Community Foundation’s Central Texas Wildfire Fund in order to provide some relief to the victims of this disaster. They’re doing what they do best: making and sharing food.
The event will feature baked goods from local bloggers, with proceeds going to the Wildfire Fund. It will take place next Saturday, October 1st at these locations. If you can’t be there in person, consider making a donation online.
Ongoing information at Austin Bakes for Bastrop. The Austin food blogging community is a great group of people, and I feel lucky to be a part of it.