As we do every year, HUHDS donated 300 pies to Community Servings’ annual fundraiser this past holiday season. Pie in the Sky recruits Boston’s best bakeries, restaurants, caterers, and hotels to donate pies that are then sold to benefit the program’s meal and nutrition programs.
Started in 1993, Pie in the Sky engages the Boston community in raising money. After the organization receives the pie donations, volunteers organize and sell the delicious desserts at $25 apiece, enough to provide a week’s worth of meals to a Community Servings client.
Community Servings provides free home-delivered meals and nutrition programs to the critically ill. The program started 20 years ago delivering dinner to 30 individuals struggling with HIV/AIDS and currently serves 1,500 people suffering from a variety of critical illnesses. Along with expanding their reach, Community Servings now offers a nutrition education and counseling program, provides food-service training classes, boasts one of the largest volunteer programs in the Boston area, and works to expand other social service programs.
This year, Harvard was proud to participate in the fundraiser’s most successful year yet. Ultimately selling 11,000 pies and raising $502,000, Pie in the Sky 2010 brought together many different communities of volunteers in order to better the lives of some of our neighbors in need.
“HUHDS has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Community Servings and its Pie in the Sky program. Various members of our community and their families gather, just before Thanksgiving, to bake hundreds of pies that then help fund the vital work of Community Servings. As an extension of our overall hunger relief efforts, we are fortunate to work at an institution that allows us to share our organizational resources with the Greater Boston community,” said Ted Mayer, Assistant Vice President of Campus Services.