Second Glance Thrift Store

Program Services in 2016

Last year, our programs provided 1,398,837 pounds of food to 6,917 people representing 2,977 unique households.

Gloucester Food Pantry provided 980,370 pounds of canned goods, fresh produce, meats, bread, dairy products, and eggs to 1,999 households during 31,313 visits representing 4,659 people.

Ipswich Community Food Pantry provided 92,951 pounds of canned goods, fresh produce, meats, bread, dairy products, and eggs to 348 households during 3,856 visits representing 672 people.

Community Nutrition served 27,142 prepared meals through Community Meals, Family Supper, North Shore Health Project, Grace Center, Recovery program, and Pathways Nurturing program.

Mobile Market provided 158,533 pounds of fresh produce and groceries to 1,062 households during 10,792 visits representing 2,640 people in public housing neighborhoods, schools, and senior centers.

Summer Meals served 11,090 lunches and suppers to children ages 18 and under at 16 sites during a ten-week summer lunch program.

Holiday Meals distributed 62,970 pounds of food to make 2,099 baskets for 12,594 holiday meals.

Collaborative Meals supplied 43,099 pounds of food and fresh produce to clients of the North Shore Health Project, Action Shelter, St. Vincent de Paul, Harvest Meals, American Legion, Wellspring, Grace Center, and various community partners.

Senior Soup & Salad provided 5,088 soup and salad supplements in partnership with SeniorCare.

Service Learning hosted 6 students for paid internships, and 2 FirstJobs students for summer learning.

Volunteer Service totaled 25,232 hours of time, talent and engagement.

Sample Center provided 12,530 recipe samples and meals created in our kitchen by the Nutrition Team for clients of the Food Pantry to promote overall nutrition education and make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Farm to School built community collaboration between The Open Door, Backyard Growers and Gloucester School District to increase student access to local produce and seafood.

PowerSnack provided 2,636 after-school suppers in partnership with Gloucester Ipswich Public Schools.

Garden Project offered a curriculum-based garden program with Backyard Growers, to highlight Mass Harvest of the Month highlight and provide Farm to School activities. Theme beds included edible flowers, a pizza garden, pickling bed, plant parts, and popcorn. 157 pounds of harvested produce was incorporated into menus throughout our programs.

Client Advocates handled 1,427 appointments to help households with their SNAP (Food Stamp) applications or recertifications. Achieved 93% approval rating—the highest in Massachusetts.

Second Glance Thrift Store sold reduced-cost clothing, furniture and household items to the community, honored 451 referral requests, recycled textiles, appliances and metals, hosted North Shore Education Consortium and STEP program participants for job training, and raised revenues to support our hunger-relief programs.


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