St. Paul Grocery Store Bakes for a Cause this Thanksgiving

Updated: 11/20/2012 1:35 PM KSTP.com By: Kate Renner

The Midway Rainbow Foods is baking for a cause today. The grocery store is donating 1,500 pumpkin pies for Meals on Wheels as a part of their Thanksgiving dinner.

Racks of pies fill the kitchen at Rainbow Foods. The cook, Bob Adams has been watching the oven very closely today, making sure the pies are cooked to perfection.

It's not because these pies are for sale; it's actually because they're not for sale.

Adams says he knows these pies will brighten up somebody's holiday when they arrive at their front door.

On Thanksgiving morning Meals on Wheels volunteers will package together a full Thanksgiving dinner, including of course the pies.

They will drop them off to families who are struggling to put a meal on the table.

The average Thanksgiving meal this year costs around $50 and Rainbow Food and Meals on Wheels wants to make sure the cost doesn't keep someone from giving thanks.

"Things are tedious this time of year, it's nice to be able to do something for somebody, it's nice to be able to do something that we know can help somebody in need," said Bob Adams.

Adams says he enjoys knowing that for some of these families who have immigrated from other countries, this is the first time they'll be introduced to the idea of Thanksgiving. And what better way to share in the spirit of Thanksgiving, than sharing a meal.