Second Glance Thrift Store

Program Services in 2018

Last year, our programs provided 1.98 million pounds of food to 7,986 people representing 3,581 unique households.

Gloucester Food Pantry provided 1,265,015 pounds of canned goods, fresh produce, meats, bread, dairy products, and eggs to 2,294 households during 30,802 visits representing 5,464 people.

Ipswich Community Food Pantry provided 179,907 pounds of canned goods, fresh produce, meats, bread, dairy products, and eggs to households during 6,895 visits representing 746 people from 377 households.

Community Nutrition served more than 34,000 prepared meals through Community Meals, Family Supper, North Shore Health Project, Grace Center, Our Place program, and our Sample Center.

Mobile Market provided 131,576 pounds of fresh produce and groceries to 1,292 households during with 9,971 visits representing 2,639 people in public housing neighborhoods, schools, and senior centers.

Summer Meals served 5,621 lunches and suppers to children ages 18 and under at 10 sites during a ten-week summer lunch program.

Holiday Meals distributed 62,430 pounds of food in November and December to make 2,081 baskets to make 12,486 meals.

Collaborative Meals supplied 32,962 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 7,453 soup and salad meals in partnership with Rose Baker Senior Center and SeniorCare.

Volunteer Service totaled over 27,600 hours of time, talent, and engagement.

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 1,135 after-school suppers and snacks in partnership with Gloucester and Ipswich Public Schools.

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

On Your Mark, our workforce development program for youth ages 16-21, provided hands-on and classroom learning for 12 enrolled stundents in both culinary and retail tracks.

Client Advocates handled 1,216 appointments to help households with their SNAP (Food Stamp) applications or recertifications. Achieved 93% approval rating—the highest in Massachusetts.

Second Glance Thrift Store served the community with the collection and sale of donated clothing, furniture and household items at affordable prices, fulfilled 386 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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