WE'VE GOT PUMPKIN TO TALK ABOUT
THANK YOU!! You did it!! For the third straight year, you made Bust a Crust! a HUGE success. Your generosity with your time, your purchasing of pies, and your overall support of our mission turned this year's Bust a Crust! into our biggest and best event yet. Here's what you did:
- A total of 234 volunteers helped sort, pack and deliver the pies.
- Those volunteers donated a total of 542 hours of their time.
- We distributed a record 6,200 pies.
- The most-picked selection on the order form was... Not apple. Not pumpkin. It was "Donate a pie to a senior." You warm our hearts.
- All of the personal and corporate support we received will allow us to take care of nearly 10,000 seniors through the holidays.
We mean it when we say we couldn't have done this without you. Again, THANK YOU!
Bust a Crust! not only saves you time and creates a delicious finish to your Thanksgiving dinner, it lets us provide food, companionship and a whole lot more to nearly 10,000 area seniors throughout the entire holiday season.
This is our third year for Bust a Crust! and it keeps getting better and better. This year we brought on Sara Lee as our presenting sponsor. Everybody doesn't like something, but nobody doesn't like Sara Lee. Combined with our wide selection of local Pie Masters and our featured restaurant partner, Walt's Hitching Post, we were able to offer everything you needed to make your Thanksgiving preparations easier and Thanksgiving guest happier.
We'll be back at it again in 2023, so mark your calendars. You’ll be everyone’s sweetie when you buy a delicious pie, and you’ll be helping provide meals and care to local seniors at the same time!
Thank you for helping us Bust a Crust!
YOUR PICK OF PIES
Each year we offer our legendary selection of pumpkin, apple, pecan and sweet potato pies donated by our presenting sponsor, Sara Lee, and our generous Pie Masters. Gluten-free pumpkin pies are also available.
FEATURED RESTAURANT PARTNER
Each year, we work with a local restaurant to be our Featured Restaurant Partner. In 2022 it was Walt's Hitching Post, which offered its signature Grace's Carrot Cake — a tasty pie alternative. A limited number are being baked, and they sell out fast!
- In 2021, Chef Jean-Francois Flechet from Taste of Belgium whipped up an Apricot White Chocolate Pie that was inspired by Belgian baking. It was a modern twist on a Belgian classic, and it sold out almost immediately.
- In 2020, Subito at the Lytle Park Hotel whipped up an Old World Italian Cream Pie, which sold out faster than you can say yummmmmm.
PAIR YOUR PIE WITH OUR BRANDED BOURBON
We've added something new to Bust a Crust! this year: Bourbon! We've partnered with Northside Distilling Co. for the creation of a limited edition Bust a Crust! Bourbon. These one-of-a-kind bottles are available in 375ml for $39.99 and 750 ml for $54.99.
Since 2017, Northside Distilling Co. has been crafting spirits as the first Downtown Cincinnati distillery since Prohibition. An important part of NDCo's mission is giving back to the community.
A portion of proceeds from the sale of each bottle goes to helping support Meals on Wheels and our mission of providing area seniors with what they need to thrive.
BAKE A BETTER PLACE
THE SWEET SPOT
EVERYONE LOVES PIE
EASY AS PIE
BE A PIE MASTER
Each year, bakeries, restaurants, private clubs and hoteliers fire up their ovens and bake large quantities of pies, which are donated to Bust a Crust! so we can cap off hundreds of Thanksgiving dinners around the Tri-State. Check out our Pie Master Benefits package and see if you have what it takes to be a Pie Master.
A GROWING TRADITION
For the last three years, you have literally stepped up to the (pie) plate for the seniors we love! Thanks to you, we distributed more than 6,200 pies in 2022, which helped more than 10,000 seniors over the holiday season. That is more than triple the amount of pies that were sold or donated in our initial year, and all indications are we are just getting started.
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If you have any questions about your pies or pickup, please call us at 513-661-2777.