PieOff raises funds for food bank

Dignitaries take a pie in the face for Mustard Seed

Saanich Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May was among those to take a pie in the face for a good cause.

On Saturday, raising money for the less fortunate was easy as, well, pie.

The Mustard Seed Street Church kicked off six weeks of fundraising with its annual PieOff Challenge this past weekend, pieing a range of prominent figures in the name of charity at the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson. Dozens of shaving cream pies were whipped up for the occasion

Saanich Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May, Victoria city councillors Charlayne Thorn-Joe and Marianne Alto, Victoria Police Chief Frank Elsner and the Superheroes of Victoria each took a pie to the face, among many, many others.

“The food and funds collected through this challenge will be used to provide nutritious necessities and help our clients and their families break free from the cycle of poverty,” reads the church’s website. “We serve over 5,000 clients within the region each month. Some are homeless, all are hungry.”

Mustard Seed has set a goal of 100,000 pounds of food and $100,000 for their food bank. The church will host the official Weigh-In on Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, visit mustardseed.ca.