Metro Weekly

Food & Friends Calls for Volunteers

Annual ''Slice of Life'' pie fundraiser short on distribution-day help

Food & Friends, the local organization that provides specialized meals, groceries and nutrition counseling for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, is seeking volunteers for its annual ”Slice of Life” Thanksgiving pie sale.

Volunteers are needed for Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for a series of three-hour shifts to help hand out five types of pre-ordered pies.

The pies – sales for which closed Nov. 17 – can be picked up at Food & Friends headquarters, 219 Riggs Road NE, and at 25 different CVS locations throughout the District, and Maryland and Virginia suburbs.

Stacy England, special events director for Food & Friends, says there are still some volunteer shifts the organization needs to fill for the Nov. 22 pickup. She asks anyone interested in helping to sign up online through the organization’s website. That volunteer site will be active till Monday, Nov. 21

For more information on Food & Friends, to volunteer for the ”Slice of Life” campaign, or to make a donation, visit To reach Food & Friends by phone, call 202-269-2277.

John Riley is the local news reporter for Metro Weekly. He can be reached at