Friday, November 4, 2011

CAE and Sterling College - Who is Ready to Bake Some Pies?

For Immediate Release

The Center for an Agricultural Economy and Sterling College get ready for the fourth annual “Pies for People/Soup for Supper”

Craftsbury, Vermont – With donated organic squash puree from local farms, volunteer labor and the donated facilities at Sterling College, the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE), located in Hardwick, VT, is gearing up to bake 150 pies and 50 gallons of soup for area food pantries, community dinners, schools and senior centers.

On November 15th and 16th volunteers from Sterling College and the surrounding community will turn gallons of sweet squash puree into pies and soup. The CAE will then distribute the pies and soup to eight organizations in the area, including the Hardwick Food Pantry and the Hardwick Community Dinner.

Since its inception in 2007, Pies for People/Soup for Supper has strived to raise awareness about hunger and food insecurity in Vermont by capturing high quality vegetables destined for the waste stream, utilizing donated labor and facilities and, most importantly, collaborating with area organizations and businesses to highlight how a community can feed its own community in times of need.

For more information, to donate or volunteer, please contact Elena Gustavson at or visit

Media Contact:                                                         

Elena Gustavson                                                         
Center for an Agricultural Economy                                                  
(802) 472-5840, ext 2                        

Tim Patterson
Sterling College
(802) 586-7711, ext 124

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