More than a fundraiser, Pie in the Sky fosters community spirit and engages the public in the mission of Community Servings -- Massachusetts' home-delivered, medically tailored meals and nutrition program for the critically ill.
Each November since 1993, Boston's most generous restaurants, bakeries, caterers, and hotels donate thousands of pies that 600 volunteers then sell to family, friends, and colleagues in time to celebrate the holiday season. Pie in the Sky started as a grassroots bake sale 25 years ago and has grown to be Community Servings’ most successful fundraiser.
Each pie costs $30, which provides a week's worth of nutritious, 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 donors, pie sellers, and volunteers, $.93 of every $1.00 go directly to feeding Community Servings' clients.
Rest assured, when you support Community Servings through Pie in the Sky, your contribution goes 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.
Here is how you -- the community -- make Pie in the Sky happen.
What is Pie in the Sky?
75 volunteers gather at the Greater Boston Food Bank for our annual "Box Party" to construct and label 20,000 pie boxes in just 3 hours. Groups of volunteers then head out to deliver bundles of pie boxes and pie tins to each of our 150 bakers.
Volunteers pick up the donated pies from pie bakers across Greater Boston and deliver them to "Pie Central," at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. It takes a lot of space and manpower to organize 20,000 pies!.
Pickup Site Distribution
Pies are then shipped to more than 60 public distribution points in Boston and the surrounding suburbs. Happy pie buyers pickup their pies on the day before Thanksgiving at their preselected pick-up location.
Pie Buyers enjoy their Thanksgiving celebrations, and thanks to their generosity, Community Servings' clients sit down to made-from-scratch, medically tailored meals -- on Thanksgiving and every day.