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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8 Responses to “Friday Faves – A Boston Food Diary”

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    ann — January 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I grew up in Boston and live now right outside of Boston, in Burlington. Thanks for this wonderful list. I want to try all of these restaurants.

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    Daisy — January 21, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    great list fiona! thanks for sharing your favorites.

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    Rachel — January 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Next time I’m in Boston, I’m going to print out this post so I can try these places!

    Please come and take a look at my new blog, it’s similar to “Beantown Baker.” Looking forward to hearing from you!


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    Melissa — January 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I think I played with that same “Let’s Pretend” restaurant version when I was little and spent afternoons writing menus and making play-dough food!
    anyways – nice list! I’ve heard great things about the Mexican food in the BH gas station but haven’t had a chance to eat there myself!

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    Shannon — January 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    ooh, great list! i’ve only been to one of these, so i can’t wait to hit the others 🙂

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    Megan — January 21, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I love Coppa too. That’s a great list, Fiona.

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    kitchenmisfit — January 23, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    My office is right down the street from James Hook, when the weather starts turning around I’m heading there!

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    Alex — January 10, 2018 at 9:02 am

    If I am looking to make this a one layer cake instead of a three layer cake, how much time would you suggest cooking?

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