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Press Release: Open Table Receives Grant from Avidia Bank

Open Table Receives $2500 Grant from Avidia Bank

Unrestricted grant strengthens safety net for local families

Concord and Maynard, MA (November 1, 2023) – Open Table, the MetroWest charity dedicated to fighting hunger and building healthy communities, today announced the receipt of a $2500 grant from Avidia Bank Charitable Foundation. This funding bolsters Open Table’s essential operations and benefits local families facing food insecurity.

​​Avidia Bank, headquartered in Hudson, Massachusetts, is well aware of the challenges faced by local families. The state of Massachusetts estimates that 24% of Hudson’s population confronts long-term challenges to food security. In order to reach this underserved population, Open Table has partnered with the town to provide an innovative mobile pantry program specifically designed to help those who cannot access traditional food pantries due to their work schedules and other constraints.

“Having a mobile program where distribution includes home delivery and does not require in-person pick-up has been a transformative change in providing crucial food assistance to our most vulnerable neighbors,” said Alexandra DePalo, Executive Director of Open Table. “We are deeply grateful to Avidia Bank for supporting our mission and strengthening the safety net for local families.”

About Avidia Bank

Avidia Bank is a $2.5 billion community bank headquartered in Hudson, MA with additional branches in Westborough, Framingham, Shrewsbury, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, and Northborough. For more than 150 years, the Bank has provided personal, commercial, and residential banking services. Learn more at Member FDIC. Member DIF.

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:

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