Karen Freidt

Edible Pie Sculpture by Karen Freidt

Fundraising for Virginia Peninsula Foodbank
raised of US$2,000 target
by 91 supporters
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
We provide healthy meals to families to minimize hunger in our community.



THE FUNDRAISER IS STILL OPEN AND YOU CAN STILL DONATE but the raffle has already taken place so you will not be eligible for the prize. HOWEVER, HELPING OTHERS IS THE REAL PRIZE!!! PLEASE GIVE IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DO SO. THANK YOU!!!  Karen

Congratulations to Maureen Province of Va!!!

UPDATE: DONATIONS RECEIVED AFTER Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 5:00PM EST will be accepted, however, you will not be eligible for the prize. 

The Pie Fundraiser Drawing will be held live on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 3:00pm EST on the Foodbank's Facebook site as a Facebook Live event.


You do not need to be online to win. I will contact the winner after the drawing to work out the details for receiving the prize. If for some reason the winner declines the prize, the Foodbank will draw a second time and that person will be contacted.

Thank you all so much for your incredible support of this worthy cause!   Karen


DONATION OPTIONS (Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 5:00PM EST is the CUT OFF DATE TO DONATE: 

(100% of the proceeds will go directly to the Foodbank.)

- For every 25 dollars you donate*, you will have one entry put into the live drawing on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 for a chance to win one of my homemade blueberry pies, vanilla ice cream, and a hand-block printed, signed 100% organic cotton tea towel. Total prize is valued at $200.

*(A 100 dollar donation would give you 4 entries.)

(Please note that delivery of the prize must be in the Hampton Roads area However, you can enter and if you win send the prize to a different person that lives in Hampton Roads, Virginia if you do not live in the area or you could let the Foodbank choose a person that is in need get it.

I’d also be happy to mail the tea towel - a $35 value by itself - if you don’t live in Hampton Roads, Va. and you could donate the pie to someone that does live here in the area.)

- Donate any amount (Prize opportunity will be waived if under 25)



I recently retired from NASA to concentrate more on my Art. 

In May, I started playing around with baking pies and I posted a few to Facebook. They went viral almost immediately and I lost track of where they all went. 

Two weeks ago, Anna Sui, one of the top New York City fashion designers messaged me. I couldn’t believe it. She asked to use a couple of my pies in her Spring Fashion Public Relations (PR) Media! 

She had seen my photos on Keith Richards' (from The Rolling Stones) daughter Theodora’s page! 

Last Thursday, my daughter drove two pies to Manhattan and delivered them to her studio. Photos of my pies were on her inspiration board walls. 

She has sent out PR packages to the media, celebrities and others that include a postcard about me too. We just made the cover of a major fashion magazine yesterday!

The pies will be in her videos and PR media. The show premieres September 15. 

Anna is wonderful and very down to earth. I can’t wait to meet her in person once the pandemic situation gets better. 

To top it all off, I had a dream on Dec 6, 2019 (the week that I retired) that woke me so I had to write it down. 

Someone kept saying ... “Sept 3!”, “On your way home!” and “Out of your name and into your color!” I put it in my calendar and forgot about it, not knowing what it meant. 

The day that I left my house to deliver the pies the note from the dream popped up! The theme of Anna's line is about "Home", it was Sept. 3 and I am definitely “in my color”. I had prayed for guidance on how I could use my art for good. 

When my pies photos went viral in May, I contacted the Foodbank and they said that we needed to wait to do a pie auction until their new site was ready. She just wrote me so perfect timing!!! 

Channel 13 News just contacted me today to say that they wanted to do a segment on the story. I said "YES! This will help the Foodbank and it couldn't be better timing!"  So, here we are asking you to jump in this ride with us and lets raise as much as possible for the Foodbank! I say "we" because I believe there's some divine intervention here that can't be ignored. I prayed for help and it came screaming! 

During this pandemic, it can be difficult. You can feel so alone and helpless at times. I know that I have but this is one way we can come together and do something positive to help many people who need something as fundamental and critical as a meal. 

I’m feeling blessed and not so alone in this crazy world at the moment as I've found something greater to focus on. Thank you for joining in on the effort! SPREAD THE WORD!!

Life is crazy. Life is good. 

Let's make it good for more people. 




About the charity

Virginia Peninsula Foodbank serves families, seniors, and individuals that reside in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of Gloucester, James City, Mathews, Surry, and York. We inspire hope by leading the effort for a hunger-free and properly-nourished community.

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