Students Bake Apple Pies for the Hungry

Tapplepicking148his year Columbus Day fell on a glorious autumnal Monday here — the kind where the air feels as crisp and sweet as a fresh Braeburn apple. A few students took advantage of their time off from classes to go apple picking at Orchard Hill Farm in Cumberland.

Seven members of the student groups Bowdoin Food Co-op and the Green Bowdoin Alliance ended up picking seven bushels of apples. After returning to campus, three students spent the afternoon baking the green apples into pies.

At 5 p.m., the students dropped off 11 pies at the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, which runs a soup kitchen and food pantry in Brunswick. MCHPP Director Karen Parker said she had never received a gift of so many fresh apple pies. “In the three years I’ve been here, it’s a first,” she noted. The pies were served at lunch the following day.

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