The aroma of cinnamon, sugar, and festive cheer filled the air in the Gratitude Kitchen on Wednesday, 20th December, as our incredible volunteers and friends came together for a mission of the sweetest kind: the Mince Pie Project! It wasn’t just any baking session; it was a heartwarming display of solidarity and love sent miles across the globe to bring a taste of Christmas comfort to those who need it most.
With flour-dusted fingers, rolling pins twirling, and laughter echoing through the room, our team handcrafted a staggering 1008 mince pies. Each one, nestled in its own little package, held more than just the delicious combination of fruit, nuts, and spices. It held a message of hope, a gesture of kindness, and a reminder that even in the darkest times, the light of human connection shines brightly.
The destination of the pies
These heart-warming parcels’ destination will be the communities in Ukraine, facing hardship and uncertainty during this holiday season. These mince pies, each a bite-sized symbol of gratitude and support, will travel far and wide, thanks to the generosity of Food For All, who will personally deliver them this Friday in time for Christmas. 🎄
We wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you to our amazing volunteers. You kneaded, rolled, filled, and baked with unbridled enthusiasm, turning simple pastry into a beacon of hope and solidarity. Your kindness will bring a ray of sunshine to those fighting for their country, far from home and loved ones.
The Mince Pie Project is just one of the many incredible ways the Gratitude team chooses to spread compassion and kindness across the globe. It’s a testament to the power of community, the magic of baked goods, and the unwavering spirit of giving that defines our organisation.
So, let this story be a reminder: even the smallest act of kindness can have a ripple effect, reaching hearts and homes across oceans and borders. Join us in our mission to spread gratitude and support those in need. Together, we can bake a world filled with hope and happiness, one delicious mince pie at a time.
Happy Holidays and a heartfelt thank you from everyone at Gratitude.
Written by Carolyne Klein
Cover photo by Georgie Devlin