- October 24, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2018
Buy a Thanksgiving Pie through Slice of Life and Give a Warm Meal to Community Members in Need
Food & Friends’ annual pie sale a local tradition helping neighbors with life-challenging illnesses
Washington, DC (October 24, 2018) – Food & Friends’ annual community-based fundraiser, Slice of Life, is underway with the goal of selling 9,000 Thanksgiving pies to provide nearly 30,000 meals for neighbors in need. Now in its 12th year, Slice of Life has become a tradition in the Washington region as a simple and delicious way for members of the public to support Food & Friends’ large-scale effort to deliver nutritious meals to those in the community living with serious illnesses. Each pie purchased through Slice of Life provides one full day of meals for a Food & Friends client—adults and children battling cancer, HIV/AIDS or other critical illnesses.
“The incredible community support we see every year during Slice of Life is the type of spirit that makes this season of giving so special,” said Craig Shniderman, Executive Director of Food & Friends. “We invite everyone who calls the D.C. area their home to join us in supporting our neighbors affected by life-challenging diseases. By helping sell pies, or simply by purchasing one – something many of us already plan to do this season – you can make the days a little easier and the holidays a little warmer for the people who need it the most.”
Pies may be purchased directly from Food & Friends or through corporate or individual pie sellers. Pie sellers and pie teams take a lead role in spreading the word about Slice of Life and helping to sell holiday pies by reaching out to family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Visit www.foodandfriends.org/pie to find a directory of pie sellers, to sign up as a seller or to purchase online. Pie sales close on Thursday, November 15th.
Baguette Republic, a traditional wholesale bakery located in Sterling, Virginia, will bake the pies again this year. Pies are available in five delicious flavors: Homemade Apple, Spiced Pumpkin, Oh So Sweet Potato, Southern Pecan and the American Airlines Sky Pie–a NEW flavor this year, Salted Caramel Brownie. Pie prices range from $28-$45, and the American Airlines Sky Pie includes an entry to win 25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® Miles. Purchasers also have the opportunity to buy a pie for a Food & Friends client, to be delivered by volunteers on Thanksgiving Day along with a full turkey dinner.
All pies are 9″ rounds and packaged in a sturdy, gift-quality box. Pre-purchased pies can be picked up on Tuesday, November 20th at 30 convenient locations throughout the D.C. metro region.
Community members throughout the area who face remarkable challenges depend on Food & Friends for their meals, six days a week. Food & Friends’ staff and volunteers will deliver nearly one million meals this year. Place an order at www.foodandfriends.org/pie, or call (202) 269-6826 to help Food & Friends bring holiday cheer to those who need it the most.
ABOUT FOOD & FRIENDS: Established in 1988, Food & Friends is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. that provides nutritionally-tailored, home-delivered meals to people facing a life-challenging health crisis. We believe that food heals and each year we prepare and deliver nearly 1 million meals across 5,300 square miles to our neighbors – at no charge. We help our clients feel better, connect them to their community and empower them to manage their illnesses. Over 8,500 volunteers touch more than 2,800 lives annually. At Food & Friends, we are driven by a simple premise: anyone can get sick and everyone can help.
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