Monday, November 15, 2010

Get your pie before Thursday!

Photo by Emily Clack
 Picture Perfect Pumpkin, Harvest Apple Crumb, Oh So Sweet Potato, Southern Pecan and decadent Creamy Chocolate Covered Cheesecake 
Available for Sale through November 18th
WHAT:    On Friday, October 1st, Food and Friends, the only organization in the National Capital Region providing home-delivered meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life challenging illnesses, launches its fourth annual Slice of Life Thanksgiving pie sale – Presented by Walmart. 
Members of the public can support Food and  Friends’ large-scale effort to deliver one million nutritious meals this year to those in the community most in need by purchasing pies during the fundraiser. The goal this year is to sell more than 6,000 pies. Each pie purchased will provide ONE FULL DAY of MEALS for a Food and Friends client.

Picture Perfect Pumpkin, Harvest Apple Crumb, Oh So Sweet Potato and Southern Pecan flavors are available for $25 each, and  the US Airways Sky Pie – a Creamy Chocolate Covered Cheesecake – is $40. Those who purchase the US Airways Sky Pie will receive one chance to win a US Airways gift card, valued at $1,200. Donors may also purchase a pie for a Food and Friends client that will be delivered with their holiday meal on Thanksgiving Day.
WHEN:    Sales begin Friday, October 1st, and close Thursday, November 18th.
HOW:     Pies may be purchased directly from Food and Friends or through one of its corporate or individual pie sellers.  Visit to find a directory of pie sellers in the community, sign up to help sell pies or purchase online via the website.
WHERE:  Pie pick-up will be held at one of 21 CVS/pharmacy locations throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia or Food & Friends’ office on Tuesday, November 23rd, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
ABOUT FOOD and FRIENDS: Food and Friends is the only organization in the Washington Metropolitan area providing home-delivered meals, groceries and nutrition counseling to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses.  Since 1988, Food and Friends has provided more than 12.5 million life-sustaining meals to more than 20,000 individuals. Our service area encompasses 5,300 square miles including the District of Columbia and 14 counties in Maryland and Virginia. For more information about Food and Friends, please visit

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