It’s time for one of DC’s most delicious ways to help neighbors in need. 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 around the DC area.
Now in its 13th 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.
“Simply by purchasing a Thanksgiving pie – 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 our neighbors who need it the most,” says Carrie Stoltzfus, Executive Director of Food & Friends. “You can buy a pie for yourself, or, you can choose to buy one for one of our sick clients, which will be delivered along with a full Thanksgiving meal.”
Pies — made by Baguette Republic, a traditional wholesale bakery located in Sterling — may be purchased directly from Food & Friends or through corporate or individual pie sellers. Visit here to find a directory of pie sellers, to sign up as a seller, or to purchase online. Pie sales close on Thursday, November 21st.
2019 flavors of 9″ round pies include: Homemade Apple, Spiced Pumpkin, Oh So Sweet Potato, Nutty 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.