Chamber leads effort that raises $10K in a day for Flour Power after sinkhole threatens bakery’s business


Ulysses Conrad

Hole outside CVS.

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by the Pelham Chamber of Commerce. The Pelham Examiner publishes press releases in the form received as a service to the community.

In response to the recent hardships faced by Flour Power, a beloved Pelham Manor Bakery, the Pelham Chamber of Commerce spearheaded a successful fundraising initiative. A sinkhole in the bakery’s parking lot drastically reduced customer traffic, putting the business’s financial stability in jeopardy.

Within less than 24 hours, the Pelham community demonstrated a remarkable outpouring of support, raising close to $10,000 to help alleviate the financial strain on Flour Power.

The Pelham Chamber of Commerce, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering growth in local businesses and improving the quality of life for the entire Pelham community, initiated this effort. The organization, consisting of a diverse range of members such as retailers, restaurants, non-profits, community organizations, and service providers, is committed to fostering the spirit of enterprise.

This quick response and generous support are a testament to the strong sense of community present in Pelham and surrounding areas. The initiative will enable Flour Power to navigate this challenging period and continue to serve their customers their favorite baked goods.

The Pelham Chamber of Commerce is immensely grateful for the community’s support and pledges to continue its efforts in assisting Flour Power until they are back to serving the community fully.

“Lauren and Miranda, through their bakery, Flour Power, have quickly become an invaluable part of our community, bringing not just their delicious baked goods, but also their warmth and dedication to Pelham. This significant outpouring of support within such a short time is a clear testament to the love and appreciation we hold for them. It’s our way of saying, ‘We are here for you.’ We want them to know that the same spirit they invested in our community is ready to support them now, ensuring they overcome these current challenges and continue to be an essential part of our thriving local business landscape,” said Cristina Chianese, President of the Pelham Chamber of Commerce.

“We are absolutely blown away by the outpouring of support we’ve received from the Pelham Community. We are deeply grateful to our customers — both local and far away — who have donated, shared, and supported us with so nothing but love and kindness. Owning a small business is not without its challenges, but we feel lucky to be part of a community that truly steps in and rallies around us when things get rocky.”  – Miranda Bucciero and Lauren Gibaldi Vaccaro

The fundraising effort is still underway and there is time to still donate to this cause. To learn more, visit:

About the Pelham Chamber of Commerce:

The Pelham Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization committed to growing local businesses, fostering the spirit of enterprise, and enhancing the quality of life for all of Pelham. Its diverse membership includes retailers, restaurants, non-profits, community organizations, service providers, and more, all based in Pelham and the surrounding area.