By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, the folks from Manna, the Philadelphia-based anti-hunger organization, were out in full force with their annual “Pie-in-the-Sky” fundraiser.READ MORE: Jalen Hurts, Eagles No Match For Cowboys In 41-21 Loss In Dallas
Today, at the Bellevue, at Broad and Walnut Streets, former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell helped kick off “Tasting Week.”
“They have something called the Sky Pie, which is a cheesecake with chocolate stripes — it’s out of this world,” Rendell said after a ceremonial tasting. “And their pecan pie is as good as any I’ve ever tasted.”
Those passing by were also invited to taste for themselves.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year
Manna executive director Sue Daugherty says the six-week bake sale raises about a quarter-million dollars for the nonprofit organization.
“Every month we’re serving 65,000 meals to over 750 individuals battling life-threatening illnesses, all here in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties,” she noted.
The last day to order a pie is the Friday before Thanksgiving.MORE NEWS: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Large Group Of Noisy Dirt Bikes, ATVs Take Over Radnor Streets