HENRIETTA, N.Y. -- The Special Touch Bakery at the School of the Holy Childhood, which employs adults with developmental disabilities, was ready Friday for National Pie Day.
The program teaches food production and food service skills. The bakers make an estimated 16,000 pies a year in a variety of flavors.
"What we're doing here is training our adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities to be able to work in a food service-type business," said bakery supervisor Shirley Lynch. "Hopefully, the skills they learn here in our bakery will transfer and help gain employment in the community."
You can buy the pies individually and the team also produces pies for area restaurants, country clubs and caterers.