‘Food Bloggers Unite for a Cause’ for Slice of Life.

Slice of Life

Last year Dining in DC started a Thanksgiving tradition to support Food & Friends and the thousands of children and adults battling life-challenging illnesses in the DC community by participating in “Slice of Life”.

In 2009, a team of fellow food bloggers and friends made up a dynamic sales team, “Food Bloggers for a Cause” and together raised over $1300.00 for this very special cause.

Just think about the impact that we could have on thousands of individuals in the DC area facing life-challenging illnesses if we join together and help.  SLICE OF LIFE is the only area pie sale allowing Washingtonians to purchase Thanksgiving pies while impacting the lives of those in need in the DC community. I have committed to being a Sales Captain for Slice of Life again this year and need YOUR help to ensure that it is a success. Please consider joining our sales team! If you have friends and neighbors then you’d be a great asset to our team! It’s easy and Food and Friends provides all of the tools that we need.

Each pie that is sold will provide one full day of meals for a neighbor in need. In 2009, nearly 5,000 pies were sold. This year, with your help, we can sell even more!

Image by Brooke Smith, Mansion Mogul

Food & Friends is selling Harvest Apple Crumb, Picture Perfect Pumpkin, Southern Pecan, and Oh So Sweet Potato for $25 each, and Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake for $40 each. Each pie sold will directly impact the lives of children and adults facing HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. Unfortunately, this is becoming more and more common in our daily lives. There are 22 pick up locations throughout the MD, DC, VA area.

Last year, Brooke Smith, DC’s Mansion Mogul joined the sales team and said, “I like the idea that we could be helping our neighbors, the people who make our city a special place to live. My hope is that our community be a place where people care for each other, and it’s up to all of us to support organizations that work hard every day to make that happen.”

For more information and to Join the Team, visit
www.foodandfriends.org (Pie seller registration) and Select our team page Food Bloggers Unite for a Cause.

Food & Friends home-delivers specialized meals and provides nutrition services to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. Services are free of charge and offered to individuals who qualify on their health need alone. Since their beginning in 1988, thanks to the help of generous donors like you, Food & Friends has delivered more than 11 million meals to more than 18,000 individuals.

** Since Food & Friends is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, contributions are considered tax-deductible. The fair market value for the purchase of a pie is $7.00. The remainder of your purchase, and the purchase of any pies for clients is fully tax-deductible. All contributors to Slice of Life will receive tax documentation from Food & Friends after the conclusion of this event. Thank you!

Please send me an Email at DininginDC@gmail.com if you are interested in joining our sales team!!

Thank you!

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Weekly Slice of Life update

Pie 3As part of the new weekly features lineup I have promised to update the Dining in DC Food Bloggers Unite for a Cause Slice of Life sales team and supporters with a weekly update of our funds raised and pies sold.

Week 1 (Oct. 1 – 8 ) just out of the starting gate we raised an amazing $260!

Week 2 (Oct 9-15) we raised $75.

Week 3 (Oct. 16-22) we rasied $110.

Total = $445

We have a long way to go … with needing over $2,300 in order to meet our sales goal of $2,700.

Thanks to the following supporters for their donations and pie orders:

  • Olga Berman
  • Christa Floresca
  • Shannon Skupas
  • Frances Stewart 
  • Kathy Szymanski
  • Carla Warner
  • Elle Denise
  • Jimmy Stewart
  • Brooke Smith

** Note: My apologies, but for some strange reason, Donations are not listed on the “Supporters” listing on the sales team website, just pie sales. I don’t know if Food & Friends plans to change this. It is not within my control. Your donations are still very much appreciated. Thank you!!

 

DC’s Mansion Mogul says, “Eat Pies and Help Some Folks!”

ff_piesBrooke Smith, DC’s Mansion Mogul (and amazing graphics designer) has joined Dining in DC’s Unite Food Bloggers for a Cause Slice of Life for Food & Friends sales team. She recently posted on her blog about Slice of Life as, “a fabulous opportunity to donate and help people in need this season.” Well … she’s right! All proceeds from the Slice of Life sales go to Food & Friends. The Food & Friends mission is to prepare and deliver specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling to DC Area residents living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses. In 2008, over 913,036 meals were served.

Brooke adds, “I like the idea that we could be helping our neighbors, the people who make our city a special place to live. My hope is that our community be a place where people care for each other, and it’s up to all of us to support organizations that work hard every day to make that happen.”

Thanks to Brooke for her support! Please go to the Dining in DC’s Unite Food Bloggers for a Cause Slice of Life for Food & Friends sales team page and place and order for your pies or make a donation today! Thank you!

To date, we have raised $335 … with a goal of $2, 700.

Dining in DC featured in Food & Friends newsletter, Monthly Mouthful

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A Face Among Friends
Headshot_1_235x267As the founder of Dining in DC, Lisa Shapiro has been covering the DC restaurant scene for more than 10 years and views “dining out as an experience, an adventure for the palate.”

This fall, Lisa is using her blogging power to support those in the community battling life-challenging illnesses through the creation of a Slice of Life Pie Sales Team — Dining In DC Unites Food Bloggers for a Cause!

Slice of LifeLisa says that she created the team because her “weakness is for DC residents with AIDS . . . in high school I had a teacher who was living in the district and died of AIDS.” To Lisa, this teacher was not just another statistic; he was her first exposure to the disease – making HIV/AIDS real to her.

As a Pie Sales Team Captain, Lisa will promote Slice of Life to her friends, family and through her blog to help raise critical funds for our neighbors in need – but she cannot do it alone!