Pie in the Sky began as a small, grassroots, boots on the ground program in Hastings in the summer of 2009 as a way to “fill in the cracks” in services for folks who needed help and had nowhere else to turn.
The tiny but determined group helped with everything from wheelchair ramps to dental work and bus tickets, baby strollers and wheelchairs and everything in between.
Food was always a need among those Pie served; and in 2016, serving low-income, hungry seniors in the community became the sole mission of the growing organization. Beginning with just 12 seniors, the Senior Produce Program now delivers fresh, healthy produce to the homes of 537 senior neighbors in need in all four corners of the county.
As always with Pie in the Sky, it is about so much more than just food. Along with nutritious food, the group’s volunteers deliver hope and compassion to socially isolated seniors letting them know that their community cares about them.