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SJU students bake Thanksgiving pies for food pantries

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St. John's students (l.-r.) Chris Forgione, Thoma Herits, Kelsey Jordan, Chrissy Czipo and Amy Adler peel apples for apple pies. Photo by Christina Santucci
Assemblyman Rory Lancman (l.) hands off a pie to Maggie Bach, the assistant director for Leadership Development at St. John's University. Photo by Christina Santucci
Moneil Patel fills the crusts with apples. Photo by Christina Santucci
Students peeled hundreds of apples. Photo by Christina Santucci
Erin Sullivan, Sean Brooks and Wilfred Curioso show off their peeling skills. Photo by Christina Santucci
One student covers the pies with strips of dough. Photo by Christina Santucci
Ian Pfister (l.) peels an apple in long strands. Photo by Christina Santucci
St. John's students peel apples for the pies. Photo by Christina Santucci
Students fill pie crusts with apples. Photo by Christina Santucci
Apples are cored at a separate station. Photo by Christina Santucci
St. John's students peel apples for the pies. Photo by Christina Santucci

More than 70 St. John’s University students spent their Sunday evening baking pies for Queens food pantries, churches, a senior center and a foster care facility. Students from 11 fraternities and sororities prepped about 1,050 apples to fill around 300 pies. St. John’s chose five organizations, where they planned to deliver 200 of the pies, as well as 300 turkeys. Assemblyman Rory Lancman partnered with St. John’s and arranged for donations to six other sites, which they said were in need. Councilman James Gennaro encouraged participation in the event.

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