On Friday, December 4th, members of the Rotary Club of Fonthill collected the numerous bags and boxes of non-perishable food, personal care products and grocery gift cards collected by the staff and students of E.L. Crossley Secondary School. Each year the Interact Club of Crossley supports their local community through this Holiday Food Drive.
This year, with only half the students in the building on any given day, advertising the Holiday Food Drive and collecting the items was made more challenging. Nevertheless, Carolyn Ranieri, the staff lead for Interact at Crossley and Janet Cripps, a Crossley staff member and Rotary Club of Fonthill member, were pleased with the collection. Rotary members brought the items to the Pelham Cares collection site where they added to the growing pile of boxes collected over the course of the Pelham Cares month long drive.
Pelham Cares board member, and former Crossley staff member, Sue Kicul expressed her appreciation for the contributions. The Rotary Club of Fonthill is aware that this year in particular, food insecurity is a huge concern in our community and added their own bags of food to those collected by the Crossley Interact Club. Thanks to all Rotary members and the Crossley community who helped out.