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Jamaica Plain nonprofit's pie bake sale celebrates 20th year

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  November 8, 2012 11:52 AM

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An annual fall bake sale run by a Jamaica Plain non-profit is celebrating its 20th year.

Each November for the past two decades, restaurants, bakeries, caterers and hotels throughout Boston have donated thousands of pies to Community Servings’ Pie in the Sky initiative, helping to raise a total of $6 million used to help feed those who are critically ill, too sick to shop or cook for themselves.

The donated pies are sold at $25 a piece to family, friends and colleagues by more than 600 volunteers. The money from each sold pie provides a week’s worth of home-delivered meals to a client in Community Servings programming.

The nonprofit feeds people in eastern Massachusetts who suffer from any critical illness, along with their dependents and caregivers.

Last November, Pie in the Sky sold more than 15,000 pies, raised $550,000 including direct donations and put 93 cents out of every dollar raised toward the organization’s programming.

Apple, pecan, pumpkin or sweet potato pies can be ordered through Saturday, Nov. 17. The pies can be arranged for pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 21, one day before Thanksgiving, at one of more than 60 locations in Greater Boston.

To order a pie or donate, visit www.pieinthesky.org or call 617-522-7777.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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