HUDSON – Open Table, the regional charity dedicated to fighting hunger and building healthy communities, recently announced the receipt of a $2,500 grant from Avidia Bank Charitable Foundation.
This funding bolsters Open Table’s essential operations and benefits local families facing food insecurity.
The state estimates that 24% of Hudson’s population faces long-term challenges to food security. In order to reach this underserved population, Open Table has partnered with the town to provide an innovative mobile pantry program specifically designed to help those who cannot access traditional food pantries due to their work schedules and other constraints.
“Having a mobile program where distribution includes home delivery and does not require in-person pickup has been a transformative change in providing crucial food assistance to our most vulnerable neighbors,” said Alexandra DePalo, executive director of Open Table. “We are deeply grateful to Avidia Bank for supporting our mission and strengthening the safety net for local families.”
Avidia Bank is headquartered in Hudson, with additional branches in Westborough, Framingham, Shrewsbury, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough and Northborough. Learn more at avidiabank.com.