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Press Release: Family-to-Family Gift Bag Drive Returns to Open Table

Family-to-Family Gift Bag Drive Returns to Open Table

An opportunity to give back to our community and brighten the holiday season

Concord and Maynard, MA (November 21, 2022) – Open Table, the Concord and Maynard charity dedicated to fighting hunger and building healthy communities, today announced that the Open Table Family-to-Family Gift Bag Drive is back for the third year in a row. The program offers community members the opportunity to create special holiday gift bags for clients of Open Table.

Open Table will provide a list of suggested items to fill a gift bag and follow up with reminders on each of the first 12 days of December. Gift bags will be collected in Maynard on December 16th  and in Concord on December 17th.  Each client will receive a gift bag with their final food distribution of 2022.

Families can use the following suggestions to create a gift bag for a family or a senior:

  • Day 1:  Movie Night Snack
  • Day 2:  Special Breakfast 
  • Day 3:  Fun activity
  • Day 4:  Gift card
  • Day 5:  Favorite baking mix
  • Day 6:  Moisturizer
  • Day 7:  Hot beverage makings
  • Day 8:  Festive holiday napkins
  • Day 9:  Favorite store-bought treats
  • Day 10: Cozy accessories
  • Day 11:  Favorite spread for toast
  • Day 12:  Dried fruits and/or nuts

Please note, Open Table is unable to accept home-baked goodies for the gift bags.

“We are delighted to invite you to join OpenTable again this year in creating a gift bag for either a family or a senior,” said Alex DePalo, Executive Director of Open Table. “Thank you for considering this opportunity to make the holidays more meaningful not only for the families who rely on Open Table, but for your family, too.”

Sign up to make a gift bag at:


The Open Table Family-to-Family Gift Bag Drive suggests items for donor families to collect and assemble into special holiday gift bags for clients of Open Table.

Currently Open Table distributes bags of groceries, which include fresh produce, proteins, dairy, baked goods, and shelf-stable products, to over 300 households each week and provides over 1000 prepared meals to clients across MetroWest.  Open Table has received incredible support through donations of food and funds, making it possible to continue to address food insecurity in our service area.

About Open Table

Open Table is a 501(c)(3) established in 1989. Open Table’s mission is to end hunger in our local community by providing healthy food in ways that respect the dignity and diversity of those served. For more information, visit:

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Joan Geoghegan