Skip to content
Open Table Press Release Header As Newspaper Headline

Press Release: Grant from Crawford Idema

Open Table Receives Grant from Crawford Idema Family Foundation

Donation to support program operations and purchased food

Concord and Maynard, MA (January, 16, 2024) – Open Table, the MetroWest charity dedicated to fighting hunger and building healthy communities, proudly announces the award of a generous grant from the Crawford Idema Family Foundation. This marks an impressive 25 consecutive years of steadfast support from the Crawford Idema Family Foundation and highlights its enduring commitment to Open Table’s vital mission.

Following a year of unprecedented demand, Open Table continues to witness a surge in the need for hunger relief among individuals and families across the 21 towns it serves. Alexandra DePalo, Executive Director of Open Table, expressed, “The Crawford Idema Family Foundation’s staunch support comes at a crucial time when the demand for our services is higher than ever.”

The funds provided by the Crawford Idema Family Foundation will supplement food donations and allow the organization to purchase essential, healthy staples such as meats, dairy products, eggs, produce, and nonperishables. As a result, Open Table will be equipped to ensure a consistent and ample supply of food staples and produce each week, thereby addressing the diverse and evolving needs of its clients.

This partnership reaffirms the Crawford Idema Family Foundation’s unwavering commitment to addressing food insecurity and building resilient, nourished communities. Open Table expresses profound gratitude for the foundation’s continued generosity and dedication to the fight against hunger and making a meaningful difference in the lives of those served.

About Crawford Idema Family Foundation

The Crawford Idema Family Foundation was established with the broad goal of benefiting society by strengthening institutions dedicated to helping individuals lead healthy and productive lives with dignity. 

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
[email protected]