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Thank You to So Many

Open Table is so blessed to have such caring neighbors and such a generous community. Many organizations, groups, and families are supporting Open Table through food drives and kids bag activities this fall.

Carlisle’s Friday Night Live, a monthly event for students grades 6-8, recently held a Breakfast food drive for Open Table. Lucia displays some of the nutritional breakfast items donated!

Twenty plus Au Pairs from Au Pairs in America met with us Sunday, October 10th for a day of kids bag decorating and painting our front window. Thailand, Germany, Columbia, Brazil, China were just some of the countries represented – and our window now reflects this cultural diversity. The Au Pairs had a great experience; as Wenjun (Ivy), from China said:  “I enjoyed my time at Open Table and thanks for organizing the fantastic meaningful activity.” And Open Table’s storefront is even more welcoming for the Thanksgiving season.

Additional drives that currently planned for the month of November include:

Food Drives
AB Community Outreach
aPriori Technologies
Blossom Station Day Care
Carlisle Friday Night Live
Concord-Carlisle Girl Scouts
Concord Middle School
Holy Family Parish
Kerem Shalom
Marx Fencing Academy
Milldam Nursery School
Nexus Dental
Red Wagon Food Drive – Nashawtuc Neighborhood
TARIS Biomedical

Kids Bag Drives
Alcott Pack 147
Au Pair International
Concord Pack 133
Hanscom Air Force Base
Lexington High School Project 351
National Charity League Alumni
Maynard Pack 130
The Scanio/Saia Families
Michelle Schmidt
The Sweeney Family

We are incredibly grateful for the work all of these groups are doing to help us in our mission to end the indignity of hunger in our community.

If you have an idea for a food drive, or want to run one yourself, learn more or register at or contact There will be great need after the Holiday season is over – so winter drives would be greatly appreciated.