We don’t need to remind our readers what a truly amazing organization is the Open Door, and how they have fed, supported, and uplifted countless members of our community. The Open Door really needs our financial help. Nicole Duckworth shares that the food pantry is already serving more people. The Open Door has lost 40 percent of its revenue due to the Second Glance temporarily closing. And they cannot at this time take food donations because of corvid-19.
Please consider donating money to the Open Door. You can either write a check or click through to Network for Good:
Financial Contributions by Check:
If you would like to help us feed hungry families here on Cape Ann, please send a check, made payable to The Open Door:
The Open Door, 28 Emerson Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
NEW WAY TO PICK UP FOOD AT THE OPEN DOOR
Beginning Wednesday, March 18: We will move to curbside pick-up; clients are asked not to enter the building. Pull up to the front of our building on Emerson Ave., and a volunteer or staff member will bring you food prepacked for your household size.
If you work during this time, or are quarantined and unable to pick up groceries, please call 978-283-6776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This change will help to keep our staff and volunteers healthy and able to serve our clients. These measures are, of course, temporary during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, and we look forward to returning to our full-service, full-choice model as soon as it is safe to do so.
Thank you for your cooperation and support.
Checking on conditions at Oakes Cove Beach, I met Jeff Surette. He assures the community that the Rocky Neck Polar Plunge is ON as scheduled at 1pm today.
It was minus two degrees when I left to photograph this morning but the temperature is expected to rise to twelve degrees. Be safe Hearty Souls!
Please don’t forget to bring your donations for the Cape Ann Food Pantry.
Oakes Cove Beach January 1, 2018
And he’s got a heart. Check this out from the Old Sloop website:
Garnet Rogers and Old Sloop Coffeehouse encourage attendees to bring non-perishable food items to this concert to be donated toThe Cape Ann Open Door Food Pantry. Donors will receive a free drink as a thank-you.
Sounds like my kinda guy! Get tickets here.
Jen Amero writes-
Continuing the Be Grateful Project through the holiday season with a nod to Gloucester’s own Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry. Under the energized direction of Julie Hazen LaFontaine, the Open Door offers a free grocery store and community meals for the needy, the elderly and the lonely at their Emerson Ave location as well as neighborhood, senior care and school-based mobile farmers’ markets and a second hand clothing and furniture shop at it’s "Second Glace" resale boutique on Pond Road.
For the rest of her blog post about The Open Door Pantry click here
If y’all think of it we will have a truck from Cape Ann Food Pantry up by CVS looking for dry and canned goods to feed needy families. Barbara Koen told me just the other day that the most selfish thing you can do for yourself is to give to others because you get so much more back in good juju. Let’s all pitch in and help feed some folks that could use the help this winter.
Here is a link to Cape Ann Food Pantry
Here is a link to specic things they could use