Last Friday morning Pelham Cares’ Highway 20 headquarters had its garage door open and a whole group of people were shuffling in and out, carrying boxes of food. Inside, one of the centre’s two employees, Lori Grande, was bustling around, too. “Friday is our busiest day of the week,” said Grande. “It’s pick-up day for the hampers, so all of the families stop by this morning.”
Grande returned to her office, where she was busy preparing for Pelham Cares’ upcoming food drive on December 2.
“This is really the biggest event of the year,” she said. “It’s the time when we get enough supplies to last for a long time.”