LCSC student leads drive to provide pies at Thanksgiving
Joe Gamlem, a junior at Lewis-Clark State College, is working on a project with the Community Action Partnership of Lewiston to assemble and bake 250 pies to give out at the Food Bank in Lewiston during Thanksgiving.
Gamlem, who is from Vancouver, Wash., is taking part in a co-op internship through the Humanities Division at LCSC with the Community Action Partnership and is looking for volunteers and donations to help those less fortunate during the Thanksgiving holidays.
Gamlem says the goal is to bake 125 apple and 125 pumpkin pies and give them out to needy families who visit the food bank. He says local grocers in Lewiston and Clarkston have agreed to donate left-over pumpkins that they donít sell during Halloween, which can be used for the pies. Gamlem says there is a backyard harvest program where volunteers harvest apples from trees on property where the owners donít want the apples.
After the pumpkins and apples have been gathered, Gamlem says a group of volunteers will get together in the kitchen of the LCSC Sodexo Food area inside the Student Union Building on Oct. 25 and assemble the pie fillings. The pie shells will then be baked on Nov. 8 and then taken to the Food Bank to be distributed.
Gamlem, who is a Business Communications major at LCSC, says volunteers are needed to help assemble and bake the pies on Oct. 25 and Nov. 8 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. He said coffee and refreshments will be served. Also financial donations are being accepted to help offset the costs of flour, butter and other pie shell ingredients.
Anyone wishing to volunteer or make a financial contribution can do so by contacting Gamlem at firstname.lastname@example.org or David Knittel at Community Action Partnership at either (208) 746-3351 or at email@example.com More information on the project also can be obtained from Gamlem or Knittel.