The past year notwithstanding, much of Westport is pretty well off.
But of course not everyone shares the same slice of the pie.
The annual effort works like this:
Great Cakes provides apple, pecan and pumpkin pies. Garelick and Herbs/Thyme for Kosher donate kosher/pareve apple and pumpkin pies. All sell for $20 each.
Proceeds help Homes With Hope (formerly Interfaith Housing) provide permanent affordable housing, casework and support services, emergency shelter, food, meals, and life skills training. The money also enables the Conservative Synagogue to fund outreach programs.
Individuals and families order pies. So do local businesses; they give them to their employees as thanks, while at the same time aiding a great cause. Last year, 1200 pies were order.
Beat that!(Deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 17 for kosher pies, noon Nov. 20 for all others. Order forms are available at the Conservative Synagogue website or at www.sharethepie.net; the synagogue office at 30 Hillspoint Rd.; by mail at Share the Pie, c/o TCS, 30 Hillspoint Rd., Westport CT 06880; by fax at 203-454-8888, or by phone at 203-454-4673; please include a MasterCard or Visa number and expiration date. Pies can be picked up on Tues., Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the synagogue parking lot. Corporate orders of 10 pies or more will be delivered to offices, upon request. For more information, call 203-454-4673.)