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Places north of Boston to go for food, meals, and Thanksgiving

November 17, 2011

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Some of the places in the region offering food and meals to those in need, plus those that are serving free Thanksgiving dinners:

AMESBURY - Our Neighbors’ Table at Main Street Congregational Church, 145 Main St. 978-835-3016; www.ourneighborstable.org. Food pantry open Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-noon. Dinners Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m.

BEVERLY - Beverly Bootstraps Community Services Inc., 371 Cabot St. 978-927-1561, www.beverlybootstraps.org. Food pantry Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. Registration hours (first-time users only) Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:30-5 p.m. Beverly and Manchester residents only may come once every 14 days, and must bring a piece of mail postmarked within the last 30 days with their name and address.

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4 Ocean St. 978-922-3438, www.stpetersbeverly.org.

Thanksgiving meal at noon Thursday.

GLOUCESTER - The Open Door, 28 Emerson Ave. 978-283-6776, www.foodpantry.org. Food pantry Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. Meals also served Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 5-6 p.m., and Sundays, 4-5 p.m.

HAVERHILL - All Saints Food Pantry, 120 Bellevue Ave. 978-372-7721. Food pantry Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon.

LAWRENCE - Lazarus House, 978-689-8575, www.lazarushouse.org. St. Martha Food Pantry distributes food Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The Good Shepherd Center, 412 Hampshire St., soup kitchen open daily, 8-9:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

LOWELL - Merrimack Valley Food Bank, 735 Broadway St. 978-454-7272, www.mvfb.org. Warehouse that gives food to food pantries. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Accepting donations of nonperishable items and frozen turkeys for Thanksgiving through Monday.

Somebody Cares Center, 105 Princeton Blvd., Thanksgiving meal 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday To register, 978-995-3442, somebodycareslowell@gmail.com.

NEWBURYPORT - Newburyport Lions Club at Salvation Army, 40 Water St. 978-462-6352. Thanksgiving meal 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday.

PEABODY - Haven From Hunger, 71 Wallis St. 978-531-1530, www.havenfromhunger.org. Food pantry Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 5 p.m.

Thanksgiving meal provided by Henry’s Market, 1 p.m. Thursday.


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