Giving Back: Support Community Servings and Buy a Pie!

Posted on October 23, 2012


Fall is here. The trees are changing color, the air is cooler, and I’ve started planning for Thanksgiving. I love this time of year and the pause it inspires in me – to take time to reflect and be grateful for all the goodness in my life (and even practice be grateful for the hard times, but that’s a whole other level).

Last year at this time I helped organize a food drive to support the Somerville Homeless Coalition. This year, we’ll do the food drive again and I’ve also chosen to participate in Community Servings’ annual Pie in the Sky fundraiser. Community Servings is an extraordinary organization that provides meals to people throughout Massachusetts with life-threatening illnesses.

I encourage you to join with me in supporting Pie in the Sky…

What It Is

Pie in the Sky is Community Servings’ annual Thanksgiving “bake sale” that helps fund its meals and nutrition programs that deliver healthy, culturally- and medically-specific meals to over 1,300 clients around Massachusetts who are battling cancer, HIV/AIDS, MS, Lupus and other acute, life-threatening illnesses.

How It Works

Over 150 of Greater Boston’s best chefs, restaurants, caterers and hotels donate their time & resources to bake up thousands of yummy pies.

A network of ~ 600 pie sellers volunteer their time to market and sell pies to their family, friends, colleagues, clients and neighbors.

Thousands of individuals order our $25 pies (apple, pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato & sugar-free apple) in advance of the holidays, and pick them up on the day before Thanksgiving from one of more than 80 pick-up locations around Greater Boston.

Each $25 pie sold provides a full week’s worth of healthy, delicious meals to a person too ill to shop an cook for themselves.

How You Can Help

Want to be a part of this amazing endeavor? Buy a pie today!

Not going to be around for Thanksgiving? Buy a pie for a Community Servings client, or just donate money to the cause!

I am selling pies with my friend and colleague, Lara Gordon. Click here to buy a pie with us!