I have to tell you about one of my favorite nonprofits – consider this a Thanksgiving PSA!
Community Servings is a food and nutrition program in Boston that provides services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses. Community Servings gives its clients, their dependent families, and caregivers appealing, nutritious meals, and sends the message to those in greatest need that someone cares.
Delivering nearly 500,000 meals each year to people who are too sick to care for themselves, Community Servings also provides nutrition counseling, job training, and technical assistance. It’s such a great mission, and this organization does important, life changing work. I’ve been proud to support them.
Since 1993, every November, Community Servings has run what might be my all time favorite charitable fundraisers: Pie in the Sky.
More than 150 Boston chefs donate their time to bake 18,000 pies, which Community Servings then sells for $28 each—the cost of a week’s worth of nutritious meals for its clients. Volunteers help package and distribute the pies, the proceeds of which help underwrite Community Servings’ programs. In 2013 alone, they earned $630,000 from Pie in the Sky!
Oh, and the pies are delicious.
For the past several years, my family has celebrated Thanksgiving with pies purchased through the Pie in Sky fundraiser. It’s super easy to order them online, and pickup locations can be found all over the Boston area. This year, I’ve ordered three pies: pecan, pumpkin, and apple. (Yum.) If they are anything like the pies we’re received the past few years, I know they’ll be no leftovers.
If you’re in the Boston area, I encourage you to check out Pie in the Sky!
I’ve always wanted to do this. One of these years we’ll be home for Thanksgiving and I will!