Food and Drink: Pie in the Sky here in JP

November 16, 2007
By

SANDRA STOREY

Local bakeries and sales associates at the Centre Street office of a major real estate firm joined forces this month to raise funds for a JP-based non-profit that feeds people in need. How? By baking and selling Thanksgiving pies. This is the 15th year for the Pie in the Sky program.

Each year, the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (CBRB) office in Jamaica Plain and other Greater Boston locations sells more Thanksgiving pies prepared by some of the area’s best restaurants and caterers.

Jamaica Plain bakeries and restaurants cooking for the cause this year include Blue Frog, Café D, Canto 6, Fiore’s and Sweet Finnish.

?Apple, pecan, pumpkin, sweet potato and diabetic apple pies were sold for $25 each to benefit the clients of Community Servings, which recently moved to a brand new facility on Marbury Terrace near Stony Brook T Station.

Community Servings, founded in 1990, is Boston’s only not-for-profit organization that provides free, home-delivered meals throughout eastern Massachusetts to individuals ill with HIV/AIDS and other acute life-threatening illnesses who are unable to shop or cook for themselves. Each day, Community Servings delivers a nutritious lunch, dinner and a snack to 675 men, women and children.

For every pie sold, Community Servings says it will be able to feed one of its clients lunch, dinner, and a snack for a week.

The Jamaica Plain CBRB sales associates assisted the charity by selling pies to friends, family and neighbors in the community. Pie sales took place through Nov. 14. They will be available for pick-up on Wed., Nov. 21 at the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office at 713 Centre St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We try to do our part the whole year,” said Daphna Fields, manager of the JP CBRB office. She said agents from the office volunteer as a team in Community Servings’ Adopt-a-Shift program for three hours on Monday afternoons all year. “We are strong supporters,” Fields said.

Last year, CBRB sales associates in the Boston area helped to sell more than 10,000 Thanksgiving pies, raising $347,000 for the charity.

For more information about getting involved in Community Servings or the Pie in the Sky program, call 522-7777 or see www.pieinthesky.org.