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Coldest night of the Year 2020
A super fun, family fundraising walk on February 22 to support the work of The Grind Pembroke.

We rely on the generosity of community members to support a number of services we provide to low- and no-income individuals who need a hand up in their efforts to become contributing members of our community. The funds we raise during the 2020 CNOY event will assist us in delivering two critical community initiatives to support this at-risk population: a Community Kitchen and Transition House. Read further for details on each initiative:

  1. Community Kitchen – our goal is to develop a licensable kitchen to provide hot lunches each week (Tuesday – Friday) to those without adequate food, as well as to support our twice monthly community dinners and once monthly breakfast programs for men and women. Funds will be used to acquire and install appropriate commercial equipment within a constructed space appropriate for preparing, cooking and serving food. The lunch offering is a relatively new service that The Grind took over from the Salvation Army when they closed their doors suddenly and without notice in March of this year. Currently, we rely on the generosity of restaurants, churches and other organizations to donate food that is fully cooked off-site and delivered ready for serving. This approach however is not sustainable. Between April and September, 2019, we served 4,807 lunches and served dinners to 1,747 people between January 2018 and September 2019.
  2. Transition House – our goal is to provide transitional (temporary) housing to homeless clients of health and social agencies while they are working on a life stabilization plan. Such accommodations will be available in a donated three-bedroom house located adjacent to Pembroke’s downtown. The house, currently in the final stages of renovation, will also incorporate a crisis bed for emergency use. Funding will be used during Transition House’s operational phase.

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