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The Open Door's Evan Shay on CODA Ties to Second Glance

The Open Door's Evan Shay on CODA Ties to Second Glance

The Open Door Teams up with Veterans Groups and the Y to Offer Mobile Market for Veterans

The Open Door Teams up with Veterans Groups and the Y to Offer Mobile Market for Veterans 

Local Groups Paint for Empty Bowl To Go 2.0

MANCHESTER– Preschool and fourth grade students at Manchester Memorial Elementary School recently teamed up to put their creative talents to use, and painted bowls for The Open Door Empty Bowl To Go 2.0 fundraiser. 

How to Make a Donation at Second Glance

Whether you are cleaning out your closet, moving or simply downsizing, a donation of clean, gently used goods to Second Glance helps feed local people.  

The Open Door Shares Tips for Healthy Swaps in the Kitchen

Looking for inspiration to kick start a healthier lifestyle? Now’s a great time to make healthier swaps or test out new things in the kitchen to improve your health! 

Local Families Turn Grief into Good

GLOUCESTER – A local family is honoring a loved one today by putting dinner on the table for those in need of a little extra help.  



Renowned Local Chef Lends a Hand in The Open Door Kitchen

Amid upbeat rock and pop music, sturdy kitchen appliances and a handful of dedicated staff, these days you’ll find renowned local Chef Ken Duckworth busily at work in The Open Door kitchen.  

Dinner To-Go

A small, capable team of veteran staff and volunteers have kept The Open Door Community Meals program going at a robust clip this year, preparing double the number of meals distributed pre-pandemic.

The Open Door Shares Healthy Holiday Dinner Recipes

As the first snowfalls of the season arrive, and families and friends look forward to gathering together for the holidays, finding festive and healthy recipes can prove to be a challenge. 

If your dinner and side dish recipe lineup needs a refresh this holiday season, fear not! The Open Door is sharing a handful of recipes that will be savored by all, while incorporating healthy ingredients your family needs to thrive.  

View the recipes below, and Happy Holidays! 

The Open Door Shares Kid-Friendly, Healthy Holiday Recipes

The holiday season often brings with it a variety of sugary and rich foods, but for parents and guardians looking for healthier alternatives, The Open Door has you covered. There are plenty of tasty, holiday recipes children will love, that can also offer a fun activity when you make them together.  

See the following recipes for healthy, festive and kid-friendly options this holiday season: