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The Open Door Partners with City of Gloucester to Raise Hunger Awareness

Mayor Romeo Theken Issues Proclamation Naming September Hunger Action Month

Going Green: Degradable Meal Packaging Debuts at The Open Door

New, degradable meal containers have arrived at The Open Door! 

SmartChoice™ at The Open Door Modernizes Pantry Shopping

A new online ordering system at The Open Door has expanded choice more than ever before for client shoppers. 

Local Post Office Recognizes The Open Door and We Are All In This Together Gloucester for Pandemic Response

Almost a year and a half after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, three groups who went above and beyond to keep people fed, safe and connected came together to recognize and reflect on their extraordinary work.  The Gloucester Post Office held a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at The Open Door on Emerson Avenue for the forever Thank You stamp, recognizing both The Open Door ...

Longstanding Summer Meals for Kids Program Fills Critical Need to Prevent Childhood Hunger

GLOUCESTER – For 21 years, The Open Door Summer Meals for Kids program has ensured that even after the school year ends, local children have access to nutritious meals. As families continue to navigate hardship brought on and worsened by the economic ramifications of COVID-19, the program has become even more critical to prevent childhood hunger locally.  Feeding America estim ...

You donation feeds local people

Your donations stay local and help our community. Did you know that when you donate and shop at Second Glance, you are helping people right here in our community? Our team turns your generous donations into dollars that are used to support our hunger-relief programs.  Food Pantries Mobile Markets Community Meals Summer Meals Since mid-March when the pandemic shutdown ...

A Second Glance Christmas

Thrift Store Christmas Gift Ideas Thrift shopping is a great way to save money year-round. Here is a guide to turning thrift store finds into Christmas Gifts. Mason Jars Gift Ideas There really are so many things you can do with these thrift shop staples. You can make cookie and brownie mix in jars and tie them with a pretty ribbon and label. You could make some homemade sug ...