Minneapolis Baker Gives Away “Sweet Potato Comfort Pies” To Grieving City

Minneapolis Baker Gives Away “Sweet Potato Comfort Pies” To Grieving City

A baker in Minneapolis is making and giving away a sweet treat to help heal those grieving in her city. Rose McGee is baking up her famous Sweet Potato Comfort Pies to give away to people in the community.

A team of volunteers helped the 69-year-old distribute the pies at a memorial for George Floyd and each of McGee’s pies comes with a poem that shows the love and support her baked goods represent. It reads in part: “Remember to eat, pray and love as you partake in making a difference, for there is much to be proud of.”

Oh, my heart.

Rose started baking her comfort pies in the summer of 2014 after the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. She drove 500 miles to deliver pies there and has been doing it since, traveling the country to offer pies after acts of violence against the black community. She reminds us that food is love and she’s happy to give it away.