More than a fundraiser, Pie in the Sky fosters community spirit and engages the public in the mission of Community Servings -- Eastern Massachusetts' free home-delivered meals and nutrition program for the critically ill.
Each November since 1993, Boston's best restaurants, bakeries, caterers and hotels donate thousands of pies that over 350 volunteers then sell to family, friends and colleagues. Each pie costs $25, providing a week's worth of hearty home-delivered meals to a Community Servings' client and a tasty Thanksgiving treat to the buyer.
Here is How it works;
Over 150 Bakers throughout Greater Boston bake and donate thousands of apple, pecan, pumpkin and sweet potato pies. Over 350 Pie Sellers take orders from their family, friends and coworkers in the weeks before Thanksgiving. Buyers can also buy pies and make financial contributions to Community Servings by visiting pieinthesky.org
75 volunteers gather at the Greater Boston Food Bank for our annual Box Party to label 13,000 pie boxes in just 3 hours. Groups of volunteers then head out to deliver bundles of pie boxes and pie tins to each of our 150 bakers.
Volunteers pick up the donated pies from pie bakers across the Greater Boston area and deliver them to "Pie Central" -- the Park Plaza Castle in the Back Bay. It takes a lot of space and manpower to organize 10,000 pies!
Pies are then shipped to over 45 public distribution points in Boston and the surrounding suburbs. Happy pie buyers retrieve their pies on the day before Thanksgiving at their preselected pick-up location.
Pie Buyers enjoy their Thanksgiving celebrations. Thanks to their generosity, Community Servings' clients sit down to lovingly prepared home-style meals -- on Thanksgiving and every day.
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