Steven J. Pellegrino
Public Relations for The Ritz-Carlton, Boston. Email
Boston, Mass. – November 15, 2017 – Eat pie and do good. The Ritz-Carlton, Boston is again pleased to support Community Servings’ annual Pie in the Sky benefit by donating dozens of freshly baked pies, just in time for Thanksgiving, to this non-profit organization that's making a difference in the lives of those living with life-threatening illnesses. Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving Day dinner at your home, or if you’re tasked to bring dessert for family and friends, please consider purchasing pies prior to November 18th to support Community Servings' all important mission.
More than a fundraiser, and dubbed the "World's Greatest Bake Sale," Pie in the Sky’s primary goal is to help provide meals and nutrition to the critically ill and homebound in Massachusetts all while simultaneously spreading public awareness about Community Servings – a free home delivery service providing meals and nutritional programs to those struggling with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other illnesses.
Established in 1993, Pie in the Sky accepts donations from Boston’s top restaurants, bakeries, caterers, and hotels to provide thousands of pies that more than 700 volunteers then sell to their family, friends and colleagues. Each pie costs $30.00, which provides a week's worth of nutritious, home-delivered meals to an individual in need. For the sixth consecutive year, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston is delighted to take part in this popular fundraiser, where this year, Pastry Chef Kerry Meister is baking and donating thirty pumpkin pies.
Community Servings’ annual Pie in the Sky benefit perfectly aligns with The Ritz-Carlton brand-wide Community Footprints initiative, which is a localized corporate social responsibility program that works to ensure that all Ritz-Carlton hotels and their Ladies and Gentlemen support their local communities and environments. By mobilizing the hotel’s resources and skill-based volunteer efforts, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston strives to make a difference through child well-being; hunger and poverty relief; and environmental responsibility. The hotel is honored to take part in such a worthwhile community initiative, and as we all sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, we're reminded that a sick neighbor is also eating today as a result of proceeds raised by Community Servings' Pie in the Sky fundraiser.