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How To Help During Hte Holidays

Helping During the Holidays

We receive numerous requests from people eager to make a positive impact during the holiday season, and we’re excited to offer you a variety of ways to contribute and raise awareness. Here are seven inspiring ideas.

How will you help?

Bag of Holiday meal ingredients from Crosby's Market

1. Buy "Holiday Fixins" Bags

Give the gift of Thanksgiving sides and desserts. These bags are available for purchase at Crosby’s Marketplace in Concord for $16.99 and include a box of stuffing, a can of gravy, a can of pumpkin, a box of pie crust, a can of cranberry sauce, salt, Bell’s Seasoning, and aluminum foil.

Concord Turkey Trot

2. Join the Concord Turkey Trot

The wonderful tradition of the Concord Turkey Trot continues. Get a good morning workout to “make room” for your Thanksgiving dinner while helping to put dinner on the table for your neighbors in need.

Family to Family gift bags

3. Make a Family-to-Family Gift Bag

You can make a gift bag for a family or senior with our 12 Days of Giving program. Register to create your bag(s) and you will get full instructions with a list of items for each day..

Take Hunger off the Table

4. Donate to our Annual Appeal

Your donations are essential, now more than ever, as we see major increases in demand for food. In 2023 Open Table increased our food distribution by 37%. YOU can be the lifeline our guests need.

Rudolph at Open Table's booth at the Concord Tree Lighting

5. Participate in a December Event

Come join us at one of the many December Holiday community events we are participating in:

Most Wanted in the Pantry: Baking Supplies

6. Donate Most Wanted Items

We all love to bake when the weather gets colder. You can help our guests by donating items everyone needs to reach for when doing their holiday baking.

Other Ways to Help

7. Help in Other Ways

May other ways you can get involved

  • We always appreciate new volunteers! Learn more HERE
  • Donate full sized paper grocery bags
  • Decorate and fill Kids’ Bags for our younger guests. Learn more HERE
  • Host a Food Drive. Learn more HERE
Thank you

Have other ideas? Let us know at

Whatever you do, we and our clients greatly appreciate your support!