“Needy people need to eat more than pie,” Hutchens said. “They need a meal, and we’re willing to help get it to them.”
Hutch’s has helped in the community in the past, working with Appletree Ministries to provide a free Thanksgiving dinner last year. Appletree Ministries Founder Tom Davis is a former kitchen worker with Center of Hope known as “Kitchen Tom,” Bledsoe said.
Hutchens said he is working on getting someone to make a pie costume for Hutch’s. In the short term, Hutchens made a Mr. Doughjangles cutout in honor of the occasion, which seemed to pique the interest of Ogle’s daughter Colbie.