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About Us

Our Mission

The mission of The Open Pantry is to relieve hunger in our community. We aim to connect people to a variety of filling, nutritious, and culturally-appropriate food as well as to other community resources; to advocate on behalf of those in need locally, statewide, and nationally; and to engage with others in building food security.

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Our Story

The Open Pantry was founded in Lowell in 1981 from an outgrowth of local church groups who saw a need in the community for short-term food assistance.

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What We Do

We provide short-term food assistance to those in need who reside in the Greater Lowell area. As the oldest food pantry in the area, we understand the reasons for need are numerous.

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Our Team

The Open Pantry of Greater Lowell is run by a dedicated team of volunteers.  Daily operations and organizational development are managed by our Executive Director.

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