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October 22, 2013

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Open Door receives grants

Project Bread recently announced the distribution of $1.79 million to 365 food programs across the state, including $124,000 to programs at nonprofit organizations in the North Shore region.

The Open Door’s Mobile Market and The Open Door Food Pantry and Community Meals, which serve Cape Ann residents, were among the 23 programs receiving grants.

‘Pie in the Sky’ fundraiser

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Gloucester will help sell Thanksgiving pies to benefit Community Servings.

Apple, pecan, pumpkin, sweet potato, and no sugar added apple pies will be sold for $25 each as part of Community Servings’ annual “Pie in the Sky” fundraiser.

Community Servings is a nonprofit organization that provides free, home-delivered meals to acutely ill individuals, their families, and their caregivers in 18 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts. For every pie sold, Community Servings will be able to feed one client for five days.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is a proud supporter of this annual fundraising effort and the company’s charitable foundation, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares, provided a $35,000 sponsorship this year. Last year, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage employees and affiliated sales associates sold 2,683 pies raising more than $70,000 and supported the Pie in the Sky campaign with a $30,000 sponsorship.

More than 150 of Greater Boston’s top restaurants and caterers, including Alma Nove, Blue Ginger, Flour Bakery & Café, Harvest, Mistral, Smith & Wollensky, The Capital Grille, and Upstairs on the Square, are preparing and donating pies.

Pie sales are taking place now and will continue through Saturday, Nov. 23. To place an order, call 978-281-8808 or visit www.pieinthesky.org.

Pies will be available for pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Coldwell Banker office, 85 Eastern Ave., Gloucester.

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