Sweet Potato Comfort Pie

A CATALYST FOR CARING & BUILDING COMMUNITY

 
 
 
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PIE BAKING @ HEILICHER JEWISH DAY SCHOOL

Click the image toread our recap letter from SPCP team member Kate Towle…

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HAPPY 90TH BDAY MLK!!

Over 250 attendees and volunteers gathered at Calvary Lutheran Church to bake sweet potato pies in the annual event. The pies were then served Sunday at an annual Brookview event. Click the button below to watch Channel 12’s coverage of this years gathering!

 
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Our Mission

The mission of Sweet Potato Comfort Pie is to strengthen existing — and nurture new — relationships through the creation and distribution of sweet potato pies. Sweet Potato Comfort Pies are intentionally prepared with love and a commitment to greater understanding, unity and justice. Sweet Potato Comfort Pies nourish story- sharing; and they offer comfort, gratitude and solidarity during times of struggle.

Ingredients of Sweet Potato Comfort Pie:

❖ Community

❖ Celebration

❖ Conversation

❖ Comfort

❖ Connection

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Our Impact

Sharing Sweet Potato Comfort Pies

The “call and response”

“First, there is the call, or awareness of, a person or community that could use a good Sweet Potato Comfort Pie. Then, there’s the issue of how we need to respond - with the deepest respect and humility.... I guess we’re bringing a whole new meaning to the expression ‘humble pie’.”

 

3k+

pies baked and served

 

30k+

service hours

 
 

3k+

people Impacted

 
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THE RECIPE

This is Rose McGee’s own award-winning recipe for Sweet Potato Pie. Rose shares this “sacred dessert” of Black culture with the belief that giving, receiving and enjoying this comfort pie helps to build just and caring community for all.

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Sweet potato pie is the ‘sacred dessert’ of Black people, and it has power. Not only does it give us energy, this pie links us to history, it soothes our spirits and renews us for the much- needed work.

~ Rose McGee

 

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The Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Poem

Since it’s inception, each Comfort Pie has been labeled with a Poem.