The Open Door Chronicles

Bacteria, Food Poisoning and Cookouts: Your Guide to Safe and Healthy Celebrations this Summer

Summer is full of celebrations, and food is often an essential part of these special events! But as you’re planning your menu, or what to bring, knowing the basics of food safety can make or break your festivities.    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are an estimated 9 million reported cases, 56,000

Bacteria, Food Poisoning and Cookouts: Your Guide to Safe and Healthy Celebrations this Summer Read More »

Legumes: The Sustainable, Nutritious Grocery Staple of the Future

If you’re looking for a staple ingredient that’s good for your health, your wallet, and the planet, look no further.  Dry beans, a popular substitute for meat, are a great option for reducing your carbon footprint, adding nutrients to your meals, and saving money at the grocery store. They pair very well with rice and other

Legumes: The Sustainable, Nutritious Grocery Staple of the Future Read More »

Upgrade Your Recipe Collection with The Open Door Build-a-Meal Program

Looking to try new, healthy recipes? Welcome to Build-a-Meal, The Open Door’s answer to Blue Apron, to help you discover meals that are good for you, your family, and your budget!    The Open Door Build-a-Meal program makes it easier than ever to experiment with new dishes, without going through the hassle of finding a recipe

Upgrade Your Recipe Collection with The Open Door Build-a-Meal Program Read More »

Here for hard times

“I try not to despair,” says Mariana*, a 45-year-old Gloucester mother of four children under the age of 12, when asked about how she will manage the record high food prices and electricity increases her family will face this winter. Mariana is a stay-at-home mom. Her husband makes $52,000 a year without benefits, but with

Here for hard times Read More »

Reynard Street Neighbors Give Back with Food Drive and Holiday Lights Display

A group of good elves on Reynard Street in Gloucester are doing their part to make sure everyone has a holly, jolly holiday season this year.   Every December, neighbors on the street have decked their homes with festive lights for years, to encourage members of the community to drive by to see the beautiful displays.

Reynard Street Neighbors Give Back with Food Drive and Holiday Lights Display Read More »

Healthy, Affordable, AND Festive Holiday Tips and Tricks from The Open Door

The Open Door has tips and tricks for staying healthy, while making affordable, fun and tasty dishes for yourself, your family, and your guests this holiday season:  DIY and Save!  Avoid pre-packaged “holiday-themed” cookies, candies, and other treats at the grocery store and instead make things from scratch! Making your favorite seasonal desserts, snacks and

Healthy, Affordable, AND Festive Holiday Tips and Tricks from The Open Door Read More »

Scroll to Top