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Hunger Has No Vaccine

There’s no magic wand to make sure everyone has enough food. But the past year has shown us that when people come together, it takes the sting out of hunger. As more and more people showed up at our door, you came through with your time, money and donations of food. And we continue to need your help.

Why? Because food insecurity among families with children has continued to rise steadily since April. Nearly 1.6 million people in Massachusetts report struggling to get enough to eat. And now supply chain issues are making it harder for schools to get the food they need, which in turn makes it harder to feed children who qualify for free lunches.

And that’s why we’re asking for your support during our Annual Appeal.

Who Does Your Help Support?

People like Aliya*, who was working to re-start her life after a divorce. The pandemic made that harder, as she lost income from fewer hours at work, spent time helping her kids with remote learning, and lost her car. Being able to get groceries as well as prepared meals, and to have them delivered, made all the difference.

“It covered a big chunk of my expenses and saved valuable time,” Aliya explained. “And the quality was better than we typically would be able to afford.”

She learned that a food pantry could provide fresh produce and nutritious foods, and Open Table learned the importance of providing culturally relevant foods. “It’s more than meeting an economic need,” Aliya said. “It’s about providing a sense of belonging.”

*Their stories are true, but their names have been changed.

More Love, Less Hunger

Help people like Carol*, who had to stop working after being diagnosed with a severe respiratory disease. With her income cut in half, and anxious about exposing herself to COVID, she was relieved to receive groceries through the drive-thru and appreciated the variety of food offered.

“It was amazing to leave there with grocery bags full of beautiful produce, meat, cheese, bakery items and much more,” said Carol. “And there was a very welcoming tone throughout my visit.”

Donate By Check

Donate By Check

To donate by Check, please make a check payable to Open Table, Inc. and mail it to us at:

Open Table 
P.O. Box 42
Concord, MA 01742

To donate by EFT, to gift stock or securities, or for other information about donating visit opentable.org/donate.

Donate Online

Donate Online

Make a donation online with your credit card or PayPal account:

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Thank you for your support – together we can end hunger in our community!