BY TAYLOR CHOW | DIVISION 2
On Saturday, November 3rd, Piedmont High School’s Key Club volunteered at Uhuru Foods to help prepare pies. Uhuru Foods is a chance to support an independent African economy and support the African community by selling their foods and pies at farmer’s markets every weekend.
Uhuru Foods provides many opportunities for student volunteers, for example Key Clubbers, to help the African economy. During this event, Piedmont Key Clubbers went to Uhuru’s kitchen in Emeryville where they helped prepare sweet potato pies. Key Clubbers got the chance to peel hot potatoes fresh out of the oven and mixing the dry ingredients for the pies. By the end of the event, they had peeled enough potatoes and mixed enough dry ingredients to make about 350 pies. Later this month, all the potatoes will be baked into delicious pies to sell in front of stores in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco and Santa Cruz.
This event didn’t only leave Key Clubbers feeling proud to support their community, but they also learned how to prepare sweet potato pies. Not only can volunteers help out by preparing the ingredients for pies, they can also work at Grand Ave’s Farmers Market every weekend. In addition to helping out, Key Clubbers also had the chance to meet new members and socialize with each other. Overall, this event was a great experience to come together for a great cause.