A while ago my friend Lisa formed a team of DC area food bloggers to raise money for Food & Friends. I'll copy/paste her message in a minute, but wanted to also share a few photos from the Pie Tasting event held this past Tuesday.
Volunteers Charles & Debbie handing out samples of pumpkin pie.
And now from Lisa:
This Thanksgiving, by working together, you and I have the opportunity to put nutritious meals on the tables of thousands in need just by purchasing your Holiday pies from Food & Friends. Food & Friends is selling Harvest Apple Crumb, Picture Perfect Pumpkin and Oh So Sweet Potato for $25 each, and Southern Pecan and Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake for $35 each. Each pie you purchase will directly impact the lives of children and adults facing HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. Unfortunately, this is becoming more and more common in our daily lives.
...more from Lisa:
There are multiple ways in which you can get involved: PURCHASE PIES for yourself, or as gifts for friends, family, clients or colleagues. You can also purchase the pies which Food & Friends’ clients will receive with their Thanksgiving dinner. JOIN ME & HELP PROMOTE SLICE OF LIFE! Send an email to your friends and family asking them to support our team’s efforts to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need. MAKE A DONATION. Every penny counts this season.To Purchase Your Pies & Join the Team, visit www.foodandfriends.org/pie and Select Dining in DC Unites Food Bloggers for a Cause.
Food & Friends home-delivers specialized meals and provides nutrition services to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. Services are free of charge and offered to individuals who qualify on their health need alone. Since their beginning in 1988, thanks to the help of generous donors like you, Food & Friends has delivered more than 11 million meals to more than 18,000 individuals.
Note from me: you don't have to live in DC area to support this organization. If like me, you will be out of town the week of Thanksgiving, you can simply donate!