- October 4, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2021
Food & Friends’ annual pie sale Slice of Life brings hope for Thanksgiving to D.C. area neighbors with life-challenging illnesses.
Washington, DC (October 12, 2021) – The Food & Friends annual community-based fundraiser, Slice of Life, has launched, with the goal of selling 9,000 Thanksgiving pies to provide nearly 30,000 meals for neighbors in need. Now in its 15th year, Slice of Life has become a tradition in the D.C. metro region as a simple and delicious way for everyone in the community to support Food & Friends’ essential mission of delivering nutritious meals to our neighbors 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.
“By buying a delicious pie and supporting Slice of Life you are adding love for our neighbors in need to your Thanksgiving menu. These are the tastiest pies in the D.C. region. So, take delight in helping others this holiday,” said Carrie Stoltzfus, Executive Director of Food & Friends. “We are thrilled to have Whole Foods Market as our Presenting Sponsor for the second year. Their generous support has helped us make Slice of Life a tradition for more D.C. area families. We invite everyone to join us in showing compassion for our neighbors affected by life-challenging illnesses.”
“At Whole Foods Market, our mission is to nourish people and the planet and to care for our communities. So, we are proud to collaborate with Food & Friends to be part of this joyful and purposeful community tradition in support of our most vulnerable neighbors,” said Scott Allshouse, President of Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region.
Pies may be purchased directly from Food & Friends or through corporate or individual pie sellers. Pie sellers and pie teams take a lead role and are the ambassadors who spread the word about Slice of Life and sell holiday pies by reaching out to family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.
Visit www.foodandfriends.org/pie to find a directory of pie sellers, sign up as a seller, or purchase online. Pie sales close on Thursday, November 18, 2021.
Whisked by Jenna, recently voted by the D.C. City Paper Reader’s Poll as the Best Baker and Best Pie, is collaborating with Food & Friends for the second time this year to bake every exquisite pie. They are available in five delicious flavors: Apple Crumble, Classic Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Nutty Pecan and a Sea Salt Chocolate Chess Pie. Pie prices range from $28-$45.The Sweet Potato pie is a Food & Friends exclusive, only available through Slice of Life.
All pies are 9″ rounds and packaged in a sturdy, portable, gift-quality box. Pre-purchased pies can be picked up on Tuesday, November 23 at convenient locations throughout the D.C. metro region, including Food & Friends, Whole Foods Markets, &Pizza, and Marriott International. 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.
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 1.3 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 more than 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. Thousands of volunteers—neighbors helping neighbors—touch more than 4,000 lives annually. At Food & Friends, we are driven by a simple premise: anyone can get sick and everyone can help.
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