Heads up! We've wrapped up our 2021 Eat Free Pie initiative and are no longer actively accepting pie donations or requests. Stay tuned for next year's launch.

Bake pies, spread joy.

Eat Free Pie is an initiative of Des Moines residents to bake and deliver homemade pies to our neighbors in Beaverdale on Thanksgiving Day.

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bake pies, spread joy.

Ready to get involved?

Bake A PIE
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Dust off that apron and roll up your sleeves for a good cause. Bake and donate a homemade pie, and we'll deliver it to a family or individual in Beaverdale who could use a little cheering up this holiday season.

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SUPPORT a baker

You do not have to bake a pie to become a part of our mission. A small donation will support a local baker who will lovingly craft a pie in your name, to be delivered on Thanksgiving Day to an individual or family in Beaverdale.

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Volunteer

Calling all volunteer delivery drivers! Do you have an hour to spare on Thanksgiving Day to help us ensure this precious cargo meets its intended recipients? Bring the whole family, but leave room for pies in the back!

"What should people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” – Kurt Vonnegut

Would you like a free pie on Thanksgiving Day?

Anyone in Beaverdale qualifies, all are welcome.

Claim a Free Pie
“I THANK YOU and your whole crew. We are very happy with the pumpkin pie; especially my son. Way more than that, we are happy with your generous and neighborly gesture.” -Debra
“This was such an amazing act of kindness during an extremely hard time for me and my family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
-Karen
“Thank you so so much! In such a confusing, uncertain time it is so comforting to know we live in such a wonderful community. We are new to Iowa and don’t have family so this really made our day. Thanks again.” -Kate
“Thank you so very much! We also are unable to spend time with our family this year. Your note really touched our heart. Thank you!!!!!” -Kim
“Thank you! Our cherry pie is gorgeous, and thankfully we got to it before the cat did, lol. Wishing you and all the volunteers a wonderful holiday!” – Kathleen, Ann, Willy the Cat and Emmie the Cat

Who We Are

Hello there! I'm Kaylee and that's my big sister, Clair. We're Iowa natives, currently living and working in Des Moines. Also, we love pie.

Clair and I launched Eat Free Pie in Beaverdale in the fall of 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic forced so many of us to spend the holidays isolated from our loved ones. We hoped that a special delivery of homemade pie could bring a little cheer to our neighbors and friends who would be alone on Thanksgiving Day.

Last year was a beautiful, enriching and empowering experience. We were overwhelmed by the response from our community. Volunteer delivery drivers from all over Des Moines dropped off nearly 40 pies to Beaverdale residents on Thanksgiving Day - and when we were asked if this project would continue into 2021, we both knew the answer.

This year, we are proudly supported by the Beaverdale Fall Festival and Sandrilene. We will be expanding into more neighborhoods in 2022. If you'd like to be a part of our organizing committee next year, please contact us. We would love to hear from you!

Thank you for your kind support, and happy holidays!

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Kaylee and Clair
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