Every year, during Thanksgiving, the Sathya Sai Centres in Houston work with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson’s office and local businesses to provide food to low-income families, seniors, and veterans in the Fifth Ward. In 2019, they distributed 1,008 pies to needy residents. At each location, Congresswoman Jackson made a personal appearance to wish the recipients a good holiday season and acknowledge the service organisers. An SSE student who participated in the distribution, reflected on her experience:

“Participating in the pie distribution service was an amazing experience. In just a couple of hours, it taught me so much about giving back to the community and has fostered a new appreciation for the ordinary things I have been blessed with…I observed many individuals working together seamlessly to ensure the families could enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.