Even before Your Pie opened on the downtown Covington Square, the owners knew they wanted to be more than just a restaurant.
“We wanted to be a partner in the community,” said co-owner Andrew Williams.
In mid-February, the restaurant collected $3,604 from diners to donate to the county’s Action Ministries, the faith based nonprofit that provides hunger relief, housing and educational programs to lead people out of poverty.
“Action Ministries was honored to be selected as the nonprofit partner to work with Ross and Andrew at Your Pie during their three-day Training event meals,” said Tamara Richardson, Area Director. “All of the monies raised will stay right here in Newton County to fund our hunger relief programs.”
Smart Lunch, Smart Kid and Backpack Buddies are two of Action Ministries programs that directly affect children by providing meals or easily prepared foods for children at risk.
“We are very grateful to Your Pie and to the entire Covington/Newton County community who came out in force during those three days,” Richardson said.
Williams said Your Pie wanted people to know that when they ate at the restaurant they were partnering with community organizations.
“It won’t be the last time we partner with someone in the community,” he said.