Oakland, CA- October 14, 2010 Maureen Wagener, coordinator of the 30th year of Uhuru Pies™ holiday sale fundraiser invites the public to participate in this years fundraising efforts.
In 2010, Uhuru Pies helped fund the second phase of institutions initiated by the African People’s Education and Defense Fund, which included the development of a professional recording studio also under the roof of the national Uhuru House in St. Petersburg, Florida. The studio cultivates the enormous cultural talent and musical creativity of the local African community. African artists will have an outlet to experiment, produce, and distribute their own works, raising and reinvesting resources back into the community and contributing to the sustained mission of the APEDF.
Uhuru Pies offers five gourmet pie flavors on sale for $12 – $20 each in Northern California and in the St. Petersburg/Tampa area. All proceeds benefit projects of sustainable black community economic development.
First sold in 1981 in Oakland, California, Uhuru Pies are a sweet and socially-conscious tradition during
the holiday season. Families, groups, student organizations and individuals come together to produce and sell Uhuru Pies, taking a collective step forward in transforming the world.Uhuru Pies are 9” deep dish, home style, baked fresh & made with organic, transfat-free vegan pie shells, and high-quality natural ingredients. The apple pies are made with locally-grown, organic California Granny Smith apples.