Q: What are the days and times I can pick up my pie?
Pies are available for pick up from our public distribution sites on Wednesday, November 25th, between 10am-5pm. This year Mama’s Kitchen is unable to offer Tuesday nor Wednesday pickup at our office location. When picking up your pies please check your receipt to find your selected pickup day and place. An email reminder will also be sent to you prior to the pickup date.
Q: What happens if one of my pies is damaged?
In the past, every single donated pie was opened and visually checked by our Pie Central volunteers before heading out for pick up. Due to health safety guidelines, we will not be able to open and check every pie this year. Our bakers put a lot of time and love into making the perfect pie, but if your pie is not what you were hoping for, we will do our best to replace it if we have extra pies. If we do not have extra pies, we will refund your pie purchase or give you a voucher for a free pie next year! Just give us a call or email Just give us a call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What happens if I buy a pie and forget to pick it up within the specified time?
Due to space and refrigeration limitations, we require that all pies be picked up on the designated day. If pies are not picked up, they are donated to a local charity.
Q: Where can I purchase my pie?
You can purchase your pies:
- Online at www.mamaspies.org
- By calling 619-233-6262
- By using a paper order form from one of our volunteer pie sellers.
Q: Rather than buy a pie, I want to make a gift to Mama’s Kitchen. Can I do this online?
Yes, just select the “Donation” box at checkout. We appreciate your support!
Q: What is the minimum number of pies I can set as my sales goal?
You can sell any number of pies you feel comfortable with! Remember, for every pie you sell, Mama’s Kitchen can prepare and deliver twelve lifesaving meals to one of our clients, so the more you sell, the more you are helping those in need.
Q: If I can’t make it to a pickup location, what should I do?
A friend can pick up your pie for you with your order number. Unfortunately, we are unable to deliver the pie to you. If you neglect to pick up your pie, it will be donated to a charity. If you know ahead of time that you will be unable to pick up your pie, buy a Holiday Feast for a Mama’s Kitchen client instead!
Q: I am going out of town for Thanksgiving. Can I have my pies sent out of town?
Unfortunately we are not able to send pies out of San Diego. Or you can donate a Holiday Feast that provides twelve meals to our clients. Now that’s a sweet deal.
Q: Are pie purchases tax-deductible?
Yes! $15 of each pie purchased is tax-deductible, and $30 (100%) of each Holiday Feast is tax-deductible.
Q: When is the last day I can order pies?
You can order your pies online until Saturday, November 21st at midnight. If you wish to order using a paper order form, please order by Friday, November 13th.
Q: Will you deliver my pies to me?
We have 5 (TBD) public pickup sites around San Diego County. If you are a pie seller and wish to designate your own site as a pickup site for your pie buyers, you may do so. If you sell 40 or more pies, we will deliver them to your Pickup site.
Q: Can I designate my own place of business as a pie pickup site?
Yes! If you have a parking lot that is large enough to accommodate a safe drive through pickup site and that you have permission to use, please contact Silvia at email@example.com for more details.
Q: What flavors do the pies come in, and can I request which baker makes my pie?
We have traditional apple, pumpkin, pecan and Dutch apple pies. Unfortunately, it is not possible to request a pie from a particular baker, but we assure you that all the pies are baked with love.
Q: How much does it cost to purchase a pie?
Traditional apple, pumpkin, pecan or Dutch apple pies cost $30. Our Holiday Feast donations are also $30. $15 of each pie purchased is tax-deductible, and $30 (100%) of each Holiday Feast donation is tax-deductible.
Q: Who bakes the pies?
Over two dozen local bakers, restaurants, and caterers support our pie sale. A full listing of pie bakers can be seen on the “Bakers” section – https://www.mamaskitchen.org/events/mamaspies/bakers/.
Q: What do I have to do to be a Pie Seller?
It’s easy. Just fill out this form and we’ll get you all setup!
Q: What is a Holiday Feast?
Our Holiday Feast is a monetary donation that goes directly to providing twelve meals to a Mama’s Kitchen client. 100% of the price of each Holiday Feast is tax-deductible ($30).
Q: What if I have other questions?
Give us a call at 619-233-6262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Happy Thanksgiving!
Mama’s Kitchen would like to thank ALL the businesses and individuals that donate and sell pies!