Thanksgiving pie sale benefits AIDS families


Several MIT staff members are again participating in Pie in the Sky, an annual Thanksgiving pie sale to benefit those who are homebound with AIDS and their families.

Community Servings began feeding people with AIDS in 1990 and now delivers 1,500 meals per week. The Thanksgiving pie project offers pies baked and donated by more than 100 Boston restaurants, hotels, bakeries and/or caterers including The Four Seasons, Maison Robert, Upstairs at the Pudding and L'Espalier.

Each apple, pumpkin, pecan or sweet potato pie costs $20 for one or $15 apiece for people buying two or more. All proceeds will go to feeding those living with AIDS, since virtually all promotional materials and packaging are being donated by area businesses. Proceeds from each pie will feed a family of five. In 1996, Community Servings sold more than 6,000 pies and raised almost $90,000.

Anyone who would like to buy a pie may contact coordinator Cheryl DeJong Vossmer of Campus Police at x3-9755, , or one of the other MIT participants: Jeremy Grainger or Maureen Ziochouski at the MIT Press Bookstore, x3-0301; Kevin Healy, x3-6318, ; Holly Kosisky, x3-8089, ; Terry Priest Nash, x3-1875, ; Tobie Weiner, x3-3649, ; or Nicholas Wey, x3-4773, . Those placing orders may do so over the phone or by sending e-mail to one of the people above to receive an order form in campus mail.

The pies may be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 26 in Lobby 10 from 8am-noon or at the MIT Press Bookstore from 9am-5pm, or at one of 28 locations around Boston and the suburbs. For more information, call Community Servings at 445-7777.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 5, 1997.


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