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Food pantry offering drive-through this weekend

Gloucester Times
Jan 13, 2021

External web link - https://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/food-pantry-offering-drive-through-this-weekend/article_2944cc71-11dc-51c1-8fea-9611d5be0040.html

Today's Worthy Causes

Gloucester Daily Times
Apr 23, 2020

External web link - https://www.gloucestertimes.com/community/todays-worthy-causes/article_5f709584-b9fe-5ba3-86a7-ac9e48ffdeca.html

From porch to page: Author's immigrant tale to benefit The Open Door food pantry

Author's immigrant tale to benefit The Open Door food pantry

Salem News
Apr 22, 2020

External web link - https://www.salemnews.com/news/lifestyles/from-porch-to-page-authors-immigrant-tale-to-benefit-the-open-door-food-pantry/article_5b81acc1-276e-514c-8ba2-45f032d71e5e.html

How to Help Locally During COVID-19 Outbreak

Gloucester Daily Times
Mar 22,2020

External web link - https://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/how-to-help-locally-during-covid-19-outbreak/article_910c872e-229e-571b-910a-ed8f7b294d2f.html

How to Help On Cape Ann in Time of Coronavirus

Gloucester Daily Times
Mar 17, 2020

External web link - https://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/how-to-help-on-cape-ann-in-time-of-coronavirus/article_033b541f-50e4-5b8c-8cec-72de81810f9c.html

Bootstraps Closed Through Tuesday; Food Pantries Adjusting Procedures Amid Virus

Salem News
Mar 13, 2020

External web link - https://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/bootstraps-closed-through-tuesday-food-pantries-adjusting-procedures-amid-virus/article_f56f45a4-a20a-5df4-90e5-8b86d8178450.html

Filling a Bowl with Compassion

Salem News
Feb 20, 2020

External web link - https://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/filling-a-bowl-with- compassion/article_c6926b5e-b983-5a15-9629-7d146e3bda8f.html

Open Door Plans to Expand

WickedLocal Gloucester
Feb 19, 2020

External web link - https://gloucester.wickedlocal.com/news/20200219/open-door-plans-to-expand

New 'Medically-Tailored Grocery Program' Opens Doors for Hungry

Salem News
Dec 19, 2020

External web link - https://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/new-medically-tailored-grocery-program-opens-doors-for-hungry/article_51d2e9d0-e5b7-553d-b470-a3e209c6eae8.html

Cape Ann Today • 1623 Studios

Cape Ann Today • 1623 Studios
March 21, 2021

External web link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzQRIGeIGXE

Column: The Covid effect and the challenge ahead

Gloucester Daily Times

March 19, 2021

 

External web link - https://www.gloucestertimes.com/opinion/column-the-covid-effect-and-the-challenge-ahead/article_7ada8982-730c-5f20-96ea-e91ef38b3667.html

Group collects 500 pounds of essential items for pantry

Gloucester Daily Times

February, 24, 2021

External web link - https://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/group-collects-500-pounds-of-essential-items-for-pantry/article_25c31685-8f1e-5c4a-ae8a-3e304fdeed92.html

Food Insecurity deepens across the state

Gloucester Daily Times

February 20, 2021

 

External web link - https://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/food-insecurity-deepens-across-the-state/article_d64fa109-613e-5fb2-aac3-24d1759710f1.html

Food Pantry offering drive-through this weekend

Gloucester Daily Times

January, 13, 2021

External web link - https://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/food-pantry-offering-drive-through-this-weekend/article_2944cc71-11dc-51c1-8fea-9611d5be0040.html

Dick Wilson honored for life of good works

Gloucester Daily Times

December 18, 2020

External web link - https://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/dick-wilson-honored-for-life-of-good-works/article_bff3ec3f-c673-5971-b497-c43ee55b1f69.html

Open Door honors local philanthropist Dick Wilson

Gloucester Daily Times

December 15, 2020

 

External web link - https://www.wickedlocal.com/story/cape-ann-beacon/2020/12/15/open-door-honors-local-philanthropist-dick-wilson/3913721001/

The Open Door prepares for the holiday season amid the coronavirus pandemic

Cape Ann Beacon • Wicked Local

November, 24, 2020

External web link - https://www.wickedlocal.com/picture-gallery/cape-ann-beacon/2020/11/24/open-door-food-pantry-gloucester/6415206002/

Coronavirus changes holiday food drive

Gloucester Daily Times

November 20, 2020

External web link - https://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/coronavirus-changes-holiday-food-drive/article_e28c52fd-217c-54c2-b4e3-d373c4bdfe78.html

Cape Ann Today • 1623 Studios

Cape Ann Today • 1623 Studios

November 18, 2020

External web link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DAP-jG-Jxk

SENIOR LOOKOUT: Malnutrition a bigger risk as we age

Salem News

October 2, 2020

External web link - https://www.salemnews.com/news/lifestyles/senior-lookout-malnutrition-a-bigger-risk-as-we-age/article_63d94ece-ef3c-5e20-942c-cd798557aed7.html

Food Drive Nets over 15,000 pounds for Open Door Pantry

Gloucester Daily Times

September 14, 2020

External web link - https://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/food-drive-nets-over-15-000-pounds-for-open-door-pantry/article_41cd5d65-b83e-5fe4-8a60-48f6e3617aa8.html

Open Door awarded $85k for medically tailord groceries pilot

Gloucester Daily Times

July 7, 2020

External web link - https://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/open-door-awarded-85k-for-medically-tailored-groceries-pilot/article_6c1b68d5-2bb8-5a6a-a972-dd7da0fcd98f.html

Open Door expresse thans with #MyBowlAtHome

Gloucester Daily Times

May 28, 2020

External web link - https://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/open-door-expresses-thanks-with-mybowlathome/article_3e766ca1-1bb1-5a00-93c7-a9474b72c29c.html

Gloucester Stays the Course During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Northshore Magazine

May 19, 2020

External web link - https://www.nshoremag.com/faces-places/gloucester-stays-the-course-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Porch-rait' Project comes to close, raises $23,000 for Open Door

Gloucester Daily Times

May 4, 2020

External web link - https://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/porch-rait-project-comes-to-close-raises-23-000-for-open-door/article_1cf5324b-d97f-5adb-9cd5-49e3a1049404.html

Community Update • 1623 Studios

Community Update • 1623 Studios

April 27, 2020

External web link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc4eO63ixRE

COVID-19: North Shore deaths recorded, cases up, rate of increase down

Ipswich Local News

April 15, 2020

External web link - http://thelocalne.ws/2020/04/15/covid-19-north-shore-deaths-recorded-cases-up-rate-of-increase-down/

Moulton's SOS America Act could provide a lifeline to nonprofits

Salem News

April 2, 2020

External web link - https://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/moultons-sos-america-act-could-provide-a-lifeline-to-nonprofits/article_bb9f326c-8093-53fb-a5df-9c6906958d03.html

Gloucester-based anti-hunger organization to expand

Boston Globe

March 24, 2020

External web link - https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/24/metro/gloucester-based-anti-hunger-organization-expand/

A vital need in the coronavirus pandemic: food

Boston Globe

March 16, 2020

External web link - https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/16/opinion/vital-need-coronavirus-pandemic-food/

Amid coronavirus outbreak, food pantry services are 'more critical now than ever before

Boston Globe

March 16, 2020

External web link - https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/16/opinion/vital-need-coronavirus-pandemic-food/

Coronavirus Update- Open Door Cape Ann Food Pantry- March 15, 2020

Coronavirus Update • 1623 Studios

March 15, 2020

External web link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND34EpGINwE

Food pantries adjust to serve amidst virus

Gloucester Daily Times

March 13, 2020

External web link - https://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/food-pantries-adjust-to-serve-amidst-virus/article_7201d8ad-9752-56f5-b36d-2f49470471f5.html

Open Door plans to expand

Cape Ann Beacon • Wicked Local

February 19, 2020

External web link - https://gloucester.wickedlocal.com/news/20200219/open-door-plans-to-expand

New SNAP rule limits access to food

Gloucester Daily Times

February 10, 2020

External web link - https://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/new-snap-rule-limits-access-to-food/article_74d30bed-9f1d-52bd-944b-771c0ff3eb05.html