Pumpkin Pie Sale on Wednesday Helps Feed the Hungry, Freeze em’ for Thanksgiving!
Here’s a way for you to save time AND help feed the needy in the Northland. It’s become a yearly tradition that the First United Methodist Church members and students from the College of St. Scholastica join forces and make lots and lots of pies to sell with the proceeds going to CHUM. It happens Wednesday, so set a date reminder on your phone, or put a postie note where you’ll see it.
The fresh, delicious pies will be available at the First United Methodist “Coppertop” Church, 230 East Skyline Parkway in Duluth on Wednesday, October 3, from 1-5p. Cost is $10.
This is a great way to “get ahead” with your Thanksgiving feast. Buy pies and freeze them!
Meg Kearns, the CHUM Food Shelf Director says, “We receive cans and cans of pumpkin each year, many more than we can distribute.” LeAnn House, St. Scholastica music faculty member and FUMC member, heard about the extra cans of pumpkin and came up with the idea of the annual pie sale.
Throughout the year the CHUM Emergency Food Shelf is stocked with non-perishable food items donated by area congregations and other groups. “Along with those canned goods, we need cash in order to purchase meats, milk, cheese and other perishable items,” Kearns explains.
Average food costs have risen from 22 cents per pound to 28 cents per pound over the last year. “We are seeing more people in need of food assistance and they are returning more often. It has become more difficult,” Kearns states “to keep our food shelves full.”
Unsold pies will be distributed to Food Shelf guests for Thanksgiving.
In related news, the Thanksgiving Day Buffet will be open to all at the DECC again this year. Volunteer sign up is now open!