Selling Pies and Fighting Hunger
Posted at: 10/03/2012 2:36 PM
| Updated at: 10/03/2012 9:15 PM
Every year CHUM Food Shelf in Duluth receives several cans of pumpkin, many more than the organization can give out, according to CHUM. That's why each year they put those excess cans to good use.
Wednesday volunteers from the College of St. Scholastica teamed up with First United Methodists "Coppertop" Church to make and sell pumpkin pies, with the proceeds going to CHUM.
Throughout the year the CHUM Emergency Food Shelf is stocked up with donated non-perishable food items. However, along with those canned goods, the food shelf needs other perishable items too. Such as meats, milk, and cheese, according to a CHUM press release.
As food costs rise, the food shelf says it is seeing a greater need for food assistance. A CHUM spokesperson says that people are returning more often and it has become more difficult to keep the food shelves full.