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The Door Chronicles

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: 

Help for Holiday Baskets

No one should ever have to worry where their Thanksgiving meal, or their children’s, is coming from. This holiday season, don’t let hunger stop your neighbors from enjoying a meal with their loved ones. 

The Open Door Announces 2021 Award Winners

Each year, The Open Door recognizes a handful of volunteers and community partners for their outstanding commitment to hunger relief.

The Open Door Shares Healthy Halloween Recipes for All Ages

While Halloween is almost synonymous with candy, the team at The Open Door is pleased to share recipes for those that want to get in the spirit of “spooky season” with healthier alternatives.  

How to Thrift Your Halloween Costume for an Unforgettable Look

Second Glance’s Jackie Colussi Shares Tips and Tricks for Creating a Costume from Scratch 

The Open Door Makes the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Maintaining a well-balanced diet can be costly and time consuming, factors that can make it nearly impossible for busy families, older adults or anyone with a busy schedule or limited income.  

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

Mayor Romeo Theken Issues Proclamation Naming September Hunger Action Month