It's finally fall, and the smell of pumpkin pie is in the air--or at least at the Coppertop church in Duluth when students from St. Scholastica joined LeAnn House and Carolyn Dorfman to helped out the local food shelf.
CHUM always seems to find itself with an abundance of canned pumpkin on their shelves during this time of year. Knowing this, House thought of a way to use the pumpkin to help raise money for the organization and to utilize St. Scholastica’s students looking to carry out their college’s mission statement on Community Day.
"This is something we have been doing for two to three years," House said, "and it has been a great fit for Community Day."
They had help from several students who signed up for the event, which she said usually fills up quickly. Students helped with cracking eggs, folding pie crusts, and mixing ingredients.
In about three and a half hours, they made a total of one 127 pies, one of which they decided to try themselves.
"We just had a lot of fun." House said.
Selling each homemade pie for $10, the group helped raise $1000 for CHUM. House said the pies sold extremely wel this year, joking that although there were still a few available at CHUM, they probably wouldn't be there for long.
Not only was this a great way to use surplus pumpkin and give the gift of delicious homemade pumpkin pie this time of year, but it was also a great way for the students at St. Scholastica to get involved in their communitiy.