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Press Release: Fuel Up for Summer Program Provides Weekly Snack/Lunch Bags

Open Table Fuel Up for Summer Program Provides Weekly Snack/Lunch Bags to Summer Campers

Free, safe, and private program for financially challenged families

Concord and Maynard, MA (May 24, 2023) – Open Table, the MetroWest charity dedicated to fighting hunger and building healthy communities, is bringing back Fuel Up for Summer, a weekly summer lunch bag program designed for local families who find it financially difficult to provide daily nutritious lunch and snacks for their children over the summer months. The summer program is free, safe and private for all participants.

Parents can select a lunch, snack and drink each day for their child’s lunch box or bag. The lunch packs are always peanut free. No photo ID or proof of financial need is required.

Open table’s weekly kid lunch and snack pack contains:

    • 3 lunches such as wrap sandwiches, veggies and dips, fruit salads and cheese, and pasta salads;
    • 3 individually portioned snack foods, such as granola bars, goldfish crackers, apples, raisins, and fruit cups.

Kids packs are available starting June 20th for pick up at:

Open table 33 Main Street, Maynard

Tuesdays: 3:00 to 6:30 pm

Thursdays: 1:00 to 4:30 pm

To guarantee availability, packs must be reserved in advance by Monday at noon for the week of pick up.

Online form:

Call: (978) 369-2275


“Kids’ summer programs may be free. And yet, many families still find it challenging to provide their children with healthy nutritious lunches,” said Alexandra DePalo, executive director, Open Table. “With most public school meal programs suspended for the summer, Open Table is filling the gap by providing free box lunches for kids to make sure that they get the most possible out of their summer experiences.”

Caption: The Open Table Fuel Up for Summer program provides free, healthy lunches for kids.

Find out more: Open Table Kids Program

About Open Table

Open Table is a 501(c)(3) established in 1989. Its mission is to address hunger in the local community by providing healthy food in a welcoming environment while respecting the dignity and diversity of those served. For more information, visit:

Media Contact:

Joan Geoghegan