Pie in the Sky 2012 : About Pie in the Sky
More than a fundraiser, Pie in the Sky fosters community spirit and engages the public in the mission of Community Servings -- Massachusetts' free home-delivered meals and nutrition program for the critically ill.
Each November since 1993, Boston's best restaurants, bakeries, caterers and hotels donate thousands of pies that over 500 volunteers then sell to family, friends and colleagues. Each pie costs $25, providing a week's worth of hearty home-delivered meals to a Community Servings' client and a tasty Thanksgiving treat to the buyer.
Corporate donors provide financial support and donations of in-kind services. Thanks to the dedication and generosity of our pie sellers and volunteers, $.92 of every $1.00 raised in 2009 went directly to feeding Community Servings' clients.
Rest assured, when you support Community Servings through Pie in the Sky, your contribution goes directly to our neighbors in greatest need -- homebound individuals and families struggling with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.
History of Pie in the Sky
In 1993, members of the restaurant community -- who lost many friends and colleagues to AIDS -- conceptualized and launched Pie in the Sky. Knowing how food can improve someone's emotional and physical well-being, Pie in the Sky was an ideal way for Boston's chefs, caterers, and restaurateurs to support Community Servings' clients. As our mission has expanded to serve people struggling with any life-threatening illness, our friends in the restaurant community have stood by us. Through their generosity, Pie in the Sky is now the World's Greatest Bake Sale -- raising 15% of Community Servings' private fundraising revenue! We are deeply grateful for their ongoing support and encourage you to frequent their establishments.