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Charity collects just desserts

Community Servings makes the holiday a little sweeter

Sanghamitra Dutt (left) and Sheila Swanwick inspected pumpkin pies for the Pie in the Sky fund-raiser. Sanghamitra Dutt (left) and Sheila Swanwick inspected pumpkin pies for the Pie in the Sky fund-raiser. (Photos by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)
By Eric Moskowitz
Globe Staff / November 23, 2011
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Sheila Swanwick was three hours and several hundred pumpkin pies into her volunteer shift yesterday as a quality inspector and packer for the Pie in the Sky charity fund-raiser. So many pies, and still she was impressed. “That’s a beautiful pie,’’ Swanwick declared. This was Pie Central, the logistical headquarters of the nation’s largest and oldest Thanksgiving pie sale to benefit the hungry. For two days, volunteers turned part of a vast hall at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center into an inspection, labeling, and distribution hub for 15,000 pies.

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