March Newsletter
WAY TO GO MALEA
Congratulations to Malea for participating in the Mud Girl Run this past month in Jacksonville! This program included a 3-mile course with 17+ obstacles. In addition, Malea also climbed 219 steps at the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Her strength and dedication never fails to amaze us! Way to go, Malea!
TUESDAY AT THE WAREHOUSE
Here they are, the happy baggers of Pie in the Sky! Everyone loves Tuesday at The Warehouse. Packing up all the beautiful fresh produce that Program Director, Phyllis, has purchased that morning. The produce comes right from the farm to the market to our seniors. It just doesn't get any better than that.
Folks sometimes ask us why we purchase fresh produce direct from the farmers for our seniors, and the answer is this: fresh is better. When the produce comes from the farm to the market to our seniors, it is at the height if its freshness. Did you know a typical carrot must travel 1,800 miles before it reaches your dinner table? Sadly, by the time it gets there, that carrot has lost a lot of nutrients. The seniors we serve need all of those nutrients to stay healthy and that is just one of the reasons we buy fresh produce. And of course, it's always about so much more than food. Our program, Delivering Hope, brings along a heaping measure of compassion and care and hugs. Research shows that hugs help alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression. You can't get that in a can. But our seniors do get it all from our wonderful volunteers. It's the Pie Way.
THANK YOU
A little bit ago, we made a post stating that we needed freezers and or coolers for our warehouse, so that we could store more frozen and cold food for our seniors. The response was overwhelming. You all came through in a big way and not a moment too soon. The week the freezers arrived, we were offered a huge load of frozen food that we would have never been able to accept, had we not had your help. That very week, we filled all of the generously donated freezers to the brim! Big hugs and our deepest gratitude to Melissa Cruz, Bill and Mary Lippold, Stephan Manning and Christine Goehring, Dom and Janet Guiriba, Susan Bradley and Lynne Carson for your generous donations of freezers and coolers. Because of your gifts, we were able to take in oodles of rescued food that was delivered to all 430 of our seniors, much to their delight.
FEBRUARY STATS
430 seniors
6,770 pounds of produce
3,003 donated food items
229 hours bagging
200 hours driving
1,898 miles driving
TAKE A SLICE OUT OF SENIOR HUNGER
You know it costs Pie in the Sky just $262.50 to bring fresh, healthy produce to low-income seniors in our community. We know that may seem like a lot, so we've broken it down to give you an idea on how you can help. Any way you wanna slice it, invite some friends, share with a church group, get your BFF on-board. It all adds up! No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.


How You Can Help
CONTACT US
Pie in the Sky Community Alliance, Inc.
P.O. Box 600887
Saint Johns, FL 32260
www.pieintheskystjohns.org
904-382-9939
VOLUNTEER AT OUR WAREHOUSE
CALL PHYLLIS AT 904-444-4667
134 Riberia St., Unit 4
St. Augustine, FL 32084
OUR FOOD PARTNERS
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LET'S GROW THIS COMMUNITY!
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