Reading the news this morning provoked the same reaction I had after the Sandy Hook shooting -- I cannot just sit here and feel outraged; I NEED TO DO SOMETHING!
This is why I'm on my way to Minneapolis to coordinate a pie giveaway on SUNDAY.
Why pie? Because sharing pie is sharing peace, comfort, kindness, love, inclusivity, generosity.
Pie is also about building community. And to accomplish this effort we need pies! A lot of pies! While I wish we could gather together and bake as a group, the coronavirus prevents us from doing that. Instead, we can bake pies from the safety of our own homes. Giving away pie is a small thing we can do but it's a positive thing -- baking pies will get you away from the news and into the kitchen to make something to share with others. It's a win-win and a salve for the soul.
For those of you in the Minneapolis/St Paul area who want to donate pies (or help hand out free slices), we have 2 designated pie drop-off locations.
PIE DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:
PIE AND MIGHTY, 3553 CHICAGO AVENUE SOUTH
Drop-off hours are Saturday 9AM to 2PM.
EDEN PRAIRIE DROP-OFF LOCATION: 9416 Clubhouse Road, Eden Prairie, MN
Anything you want to do to help is appreciated. The word from my friends in the area is that the atmosphere is turning more positive, that there are many people out and about, some offering food, others helping with cleanup, many paying respects at the George Floyd memorial site.
When baking, please note that pie dishes will not be returned (disposable aluminum dishes work well). Refrigeration is not available so no cream or custard pies. (Fruit pies, like apple, travel best.) And please have your pie covered when dropping it off (tin foil, plastic wrap, a box.)
Donated MASKS would also be appreciated as we can hand them out to people who don't have them along with slices of pie.
PLEASE SHARE THIS POST. And please let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas to help make this effort the most generous and helpful it can be. Every little thing, every homemade pie, helps make the world a better place. Thank you!
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