Thursday, October 24, 2019
This morning at Cruiseport Gloucester many supporters of The Open Door gathered to kick-off their fund drive.
The Open Door Autumn Breakfast is the launch off their 2019 Thanksgiving Meal Basket and Food Drives, and a time to honor their many volunteers that help connect people to good food all year round.
Last year The Open Door served 8,000 people living in 10 cities in towns in the northeast corner of Essex County. They will provide a Holiday Basket to every person in need this Thanksgiving - with your help.
Helen Muise Community Service Award was given to Fred and Valerie Johnson - Gloucester Food Pantry. Steven Rogé - Ipswich Community Food Pantry, Mary Jane Sawyer - Second Glance Thrift Store. The Charlotte Pope Service Award was presented to the Fogelgren Family. The Unsung Hero was Pat Baker of Mass Law Reform Institute and the Outstanding Community Partner is BankGloucester.