Pie in the Sky Kickoff Party

I was contacted recently by Community Servings to attend a kickoff party for their fundraising event, Pie in the Sky. I had never heard of the organization or the event, so I did some research online and decided to head to the party. Megan from Delicious Dishings joined me for the evening and I was so glad she came!

The party was held at Rocca where they served some signature “pie” cocktails. After having a drink and catching up, Megan and I decided to find out what this organization was all about. We headed over to a guy in a suit and introduced ourselves. Turns out he was the CEO of Community Servings, David Waters. He went on to tell us that Community Servings provides delicious meals to sick clients and their dependents. So if you were a single mom who got critically ill, they would bring three meals plus a snack to your house for you and your kids.

These fun fortune-tellers were on all the tables. I should have grabbed one!

The best part about it is that they can feed one person for an entire week on just $25! That’s amazing. David then went on to explain that the Pie in the Sky fundraiser hopes to raise $450,000 this year for Community Servings at a fundraising cost of just 8%. They have partnered with over 150 Boston area restaurants and bakeries who donate pies to the fundraiser. The pies are sold for $25 apiece. So not only do you get a great pie for Thanksgiving, you can feel proud that you helped feed someone for a week! Last year, they sold over 13,000 pies and hope to beat that number this year.

The cute folder they gave us with all of our pie seller info

After chatting with David, Megan and I both went upstairs to sign up to sell pies! The best part is you can order the pie online and choose a pick up location near your home or office to pick up your pie on the day before Thanksgiving. Pie flavor choices include apple, pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato, and diabetic apple.

Having a tasty cocktail!

They also offer raffle pies which is a way to raise even more money for the organization. These $75 apple pies come wrapped to give as a gift and enter you in the raffle. Prizes range from a week long timeshare to a case of Sam Adams beer every month for a year.

This is actually a costume! You might see someone in Boston wearing it some time.

So in case you can’t tell already, I loved what this organization is all about and can get on board with selling pies. Remember that they don’t deliver the pies, so you do want to be in the Boston area if you order a pie. I will let everyone know when my online pie ordering link is ready to go, so be watching for that soon!

To see a list of pickup locations, click here.
To see a list of the bakeries and restaurants providing the pies, click here.
If you would like to donate to Pie in the Sky, click here.
If you would like to volunteer for Pie in the Sky, click here.

For any other information, check out the Community Servings website (http://www.servings.org/) or the Pie in the Sky website (http://www.pieinthesky.org/).

Don’t forget about my Power of Pink Challenge – make something PINK by the end of the month to raise Breast Cancer Awareness!

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7 Responses to “Oh What a Night”

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    Sarah — July 31, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Interesting to know those things really happen! So what was your official feedback, and had everyone been raving about the food before the announcement? Hubby and I have eaten the Wanchai Ferry Sweet & Sour Chicken and weren’t thrilled with it (tasted very sweet and goopy, just overall processed). I guess it’s all psychological!

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    nutmegnanny — August 1, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Hahahaha that’s so funny that they did a little switch on you. Like you pointed out, I guess that is how they did the Pizza Hut commercials.

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    Megan — August 1, 2010 at 1:09 am

    I think you did a great, fair recap of the event. It was at least really nice to run into you there! And you got some great pictures.

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    Jen — August 1, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Sarah – I updated my post to include more feedback. As I mentioned, we were discussing how the first two courses were much better than the entrees. At least at our table, there was no raving.

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    Kerstin — August 2, 2010 at 1:27 am

    I’m glad you had fun, although I’m a bit perplexed that they thought they could fool foodies with a frozen dinner! I still haven’t been to Flour and really need to go – I feel like I’m a bad Boston blogger!

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    Jen — August 2, 2010 at 2:19 am

    I agree Kerstin, most food bloggers probably don’t eat many frozen entrees… But it definitely wasn’t all food bloggers.

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — August 6, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I heard about this event from Megan and it sounds interesting to say the least. It just seems like GM didn’t do their research because that is not similar to Myers + Chang’s food! Either way, at least you had fun with some other food bloggers!

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