For local restaurant options & details, please click here

A.E.D FoundationAlyssa’s Place Peer Recovery & Resource Center, 297 Central Street, Gardner (978) 314-7889

Alyssa’s Place is closed for the time being, but continues to hold virtual meetings daily with some special events as well. 

Athol Savings Bank – Gardner Branch, 196 Timpany Boulevard, Gardner (978) 632-2787

Visit for details on individual branches. View the document below for information on loan assistance, debit card fraud, mobile deposit, and more. Athol Savings Bank is an SBA Express Lender. See list of MA SBA Preferred Lenders (organized by region) for alternative SBA Express Lenders.

Athol Savings Bank Operations Update

Avidia Bank – Leominster Branch, 470 Lancaster Street, Leominster (774) 760-1282

Avidia Bank is an SBA Express Lender. For details on SBA Lending and more, please see presentation below. See list of MA SBA Preferred Lenders (organized by region) for alternative SBA Express Lenders.

SBA Lending Presentation by Avidia Bank

bankHometown – Athol Branch, 90 Exchange Street, Athol (978) 249-3573

All branch lobbies are closed. Still offering drive-up window, ATM, and electronic banking services. Updates can be found for all locations by visiting bankHometown is an SBA Express Lender. See list of MA SBA Preferred Lenders (organized by region) for alternative SBA Express Lenders.

Brew Barn – 455 Highland Avenue, Phillipston (978) 249-6763

The Brew Barn has officially kicked off their Summer 2020 season. Enjoy the latest edition of the New England style hard cider – Red Apple Farm Semi-sweet, a lineup of Moon Hill Beers, and the famous Red Apple Farm barbecue. Dining guidelines.

Care Center VNA & Hospice (formerly GVNA HealthCare/VNA of Southern Worcester County/Auburn Visiting Nurses) – 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner (978) 632-1230

In addition to our doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals, who are rightfully and deservingly being lauded as heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s another set of less likely saviors facing the coronavirus frontlines every day. That’s our Homecare/Hospice nurses and therapists, along with Home Health Aides who are helping both those recovering from the Coronavirus and others with serious medical conditions. Read more about these unsung heroes here. 

PPE is necessary for staff to safely cafe for the vulnerable patients they serve. For anyone who would like to donate PPE equipment or additional homemade masks, please contact Care Central VNA & Hospice at 978.632.1230 or 508.943.0612.

Chair City Oil – 525 Main Street, Gardner (978) 632-4600

Office is closed to the public. Business can be conducted by phone and internet. Checks can be delivered to the mail slot to the right of the Office door. Updates will be delivered via Facebook page

C.M. Chartier Contracting – 254 Gardner Rd., Templeton (978) 939-2600

C.M. Chartier Contracting is an essential business, but discourages any visitors at this time. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Please note: staff work from home during certain hours. If you are unable to reach a staff person, please leave a message or email through the website – Messages are checked regularly. Time-sensitive announcements will be distributed through the Facebook page.

Nonprofits are in need of food, toiletries, and personal protective supplies to meet the rapidly increasing demand. Click here to learn more and assist in this time of need.

Cornerstone Family Medicine – 250 Green St, Suite 200, Gardner (978) 669-0199

Providing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for addiction, with suboxone. Offering ½ price visits. Discounted treatment: $75 intake, $50/week ongoing care. Insurance is not accepted at this time for treatment. Insurance is accepted for prescriptions and urine toxicology screening. Visits can be provided via televideo and staff are available by text between visits for support.

Enterprise Bank & Trust – Leominster Branch, 65 Main Street, Leominster (833) 896-2850

Visit for options to make your transition from banking in the branch, to banking remotely. Contact (833) 896-2850 or for more information about remote banking. Enterprise Bank & Trust is an SBA Express Lender. See list of MA SBA Preferred Lenders (organized by region) for alternative SBA Express Lenders.

Fidelity Bank – Gardner Branch, 6 City Hall Avenue, Gardner (978) 632-5591

All Fidelity Bank banking centers’ hours will temporarily be reduced to Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4pm and Saturday, 8:30am-12pm and will continue to be Drive-Through only. Fidelity Bank is an SBA Express Lender. See list of MA SBA Preferred Lenders (organized by region) for alternative SBA Express Lenders.

Gardner Community Action Committee (CAC) – Relief Drive Located at: Chair City Church, 112 Central St., Gardner (978) 632-8700

To learn how Gardner CAC services are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here. COVID-19 protocols may change, so please check frequently for the most recent information. The Gardner Community Action Committee and Chair City Church will continue to hold a drive-thru donation drive each Saturday until there is no more demand for goods and cash offerings. Residents are invited to donate items at the church at 112 Central St. each Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Collected donations will then be packaged and distributed through the CAC to the elderly, disabled individuals and families in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full article.

GFA Federal Credit Union – Main Branch, 229 Parker Street, Gardner (978) 632-2542

Visit for individual branch details. GFA Federal Credit Union is an SBA Express Lender. For details on SBA Lending and more, please see presentation below. See list of MA SBA Preferred Lenders (organized by region) for alternative SBA Express Lenders.

SBA Lending Presentation by GFA Federal Credit Union

Great Wolf Lodge – 150 Great Wolf Drive, Fitchburg (978) 343-9653

Temporarily closed through June 15th. To learn more and read the Paw Pledge, click here

Heywood HealthcareHeywood Hospital, 242 Green Street, Gardner (978) 632-3420 / Athol Hospital, 2033 Main Street, Athol (978) 249-3511

HOW TO SUPPORT AND PROTECT YOUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS NOW: Heywood Healthcare’s supply of GOWNS is running extremely low. Continued donations of handmade MASKS are still needed and greatly appreciated. Visit for directions on how to make gowns and masks. Please deliver to Main Entrance of either Athol Hospital or Heywood Hospital. For more information about how YOU can help, please contact Selena Johnson,

You can also help by supporting MEALS FOR WORKERS – or by purchasing HEYWOOD STRONG APPAREL to show your community spirit! All proceeds support an internal fund for employees in need. Shirts, hats, sweatshirts are available at link below for full details on all programs described. 

How to Support Your Healthcare Workers Now

Horrigan Cleaners – 100 Pearson Boulevard, Gardner (978) 632-4200

As an essential business, Horrigan Cleaners will be open until further notice Monday-Friday, 9:00am -1:00pm. Please keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for updates. Associates are following the guideline with frequent hand washing, constant disinfection of door handles, counters, the register and other surfaces, and social distancing. If you do not want to come inside, please call when you drive up and an associate will come out to collect your area rugs and clothing, or deliver your cleaned items to your car.

Horrigan Flooring Center – 101 Main Street, Westminster (978) 632-4094

As a construction business, Horrigan Flooring Center will be open until further notice Monday-Friday, 9:00am -1:00pm. Please keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for updates. Associates are following the guideline with frequent hand washing, constant disinfection of door handles, counters, floor and carpet samples, and other surfaces, and social distancing. If you have previously scheduled an installation installers will show up as scheduled, unless they hear from you or need to reschedule due to unforeseen circumstances.

Horrigan Premier Laundromat – 9 Pearson Boulevard, Gardner (978) 632-2200

Because the laundromat is essential for so many local families, it will remain open. Open 7 days a week 6:00am.-11:00pm. Click here for safe laundering tips. Steps being taken to help ensure the health and safety of yourselves and those around you include:
  • Housekeeping staff will continue to frequently disinfect bathrooms, doorknobs, folding stations, coin machines, and all areas subject to high contact.
  • At this time, it is requested that all customers bring their own wipes and/or wear gloves to protect themselves and others. Please wipe down before and after use: laundry carts, washer/dryer handles, and folding tables. The Laundromat has been unable to secure disinfecting wipes, but are still trying.
  • Hand sanitizing dispensers are now on-site. Please use them to help prevent the spread of disease.

IC Federal Credit Union – Main Branch, 300 Bemis Road, Fitchburg (800) 262-1001

Drive-Up Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm and Saturday 9am to Noon. Service center call hours are Monday through Wednesday 8:30am to 4pm, Thursday & Friday 8:30am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to Noon. ATM’s are still open.

JP Electric and Son – 667 Westminster Street, Unit C, Fitchburg (978) 410-5805

Open for new, old, and service work for residential and commercial clients.

LUK – 545 Westminster Street, Fitchburg (978) 345-0685

LUK is committed to its vision of helping to create communities that are safe. healthy, and resilient. As LUK remains open during this time of crisis, your contributions are more impactful than ever. Your support will allow us to continue to offer essential services like housing for homeless youth and counseling, while also helping to offset some of the additional expenses incurred while supporting our community during COVID-19. To donate to LUK, please visit and click “donate”.

Mount Wachusett Community College – 444 Green Street, Gardner (978) 632-6600

MWCC campuses will not be open to the public for in-person, on-campus services until further notice. For full details, visit MWCC has developed the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund to accommodate the varied needs of our students during this ever-evolving crisis. Visit here for more information or to donate.

New Vue Communities – 470 Main Street, Fitchburg (978) 342-9561

Offering remote technical assistance. Servicing current clients and collecting intake information at this time. Meetings with new clients will be scheduled after June 1st. 

Open Sky Community Services – 4 Mann Street, Worcester (508) 755-0333

Open Sky Community Service’s direct care staff are at the frontline working to safeguard the health of the people they serve – some of the state’s most vulnerable citizens – during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please consider donating at toward:
  • Emergency purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and cleaning supplies. 
  • Teleconferencing and telehealth technology needed to ensure that clinicians are there to provide support and counseling for individuals overwhelmed by the stress and anxiety brought on by the current crisis.
  • Food and Household Supply Kits for the hundreds of the isolated individuals with mental illness, homeless families and LGBTQIA+ youth served by Open Sky Community Services.

Parker Glass – 441 Chestnut Street, Gardner (978) 632-5382

Offers Plexiglas (acrylic) and Lexan (polycarbonate) products in several thicknesses. Product come in sheets or can be custom cut to size per order. At this time Parker Glass cannot do onsite installations, but can fabricate pieces to a customer’s specifications for pickup. The office is now open regular hours, Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm. Please contact for quotes.

Pete’s Tire Barn – 591 West Broadway, Gardner (978) 632-7697

Open and offering all services. Operating hours remain unchanged. For a full list of locations and hours, visit

Red Apple Farm – 455 Highland Avenue, Phillipston (978) 249-6763

Offering curbside pickup and online orders. For farm pickups, please order ahead at Once an order is placed the farm will call you for payment information and to schedule pickup. Or call the farm directly for a more detailed list of items available. Red Apple Farm’s favorite cookbooks will be available online (25% of sales will go to the local food pantry).

Royal Steam Heater – 499 Main Street, Gardner (978) 632-0770

Services still available. Office closed to the public.

Santander Bank – 346 Timpany Blvd., Gardner (978) 632-3000

Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, Saturday, 9am- 1pm. Gardner Branch is open for business. Lobby is open, in addition to two ATMs (drive up and walk up). Customers may also utilize online and mobile banking.

Sharp Image Screenprinting – 220 Parker Street, Gardner (978) 630-3277

Fully operational at this time. Visit and contact (978) 630-3277 or to place an order or learn more. 

Smith’s Country Cheese – 20 Otter River Road, Winchendon (978) 939-5738

Store Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 10am to 2pm, Thursday, 10am to 5pm, Friday – Saturday, 10am to 6pm, Sunday, 10am to 5pm (call (978) 939-5738 if you prefer curbside pickup). Offering local grocery options (milk, eggs, butter, meat, beer, wine, etc.) in addition to cheeses. Also offering weekly meal kits! Farm Hours for Compost: bag pickup is 24/7, vehicle loading is 8:30am to 5pm (Monday -Saturday), 8:30am to 12pm (Sunday). Call (978) 939-5738 for deliveries.
Tanguay Jewelers – 19 Connors Street, Gardner (978) 632-3723
Store open Tuesday – Thursday, 9am – 5pm, and Friday & Saturday, 9am – 2pm. 

TD Bank – Gardner Branch, 90 Pearson Boulevard, Gardner (978) 632-2054

Drive Thru hours are Monday – Friday,  9:30am – 4pm, Saturday, 9:30am – 1pm, closed on Sundays. Lobby is currently available by appointment only for essential banking services such as safe deposit box access and loan closings. Please call (978) 632-2054 with any questions. You may experience some delays due to large amounts of inquiries concerning Economic Impact Payments. For updates on your payment, use the IRS Get My Payment tool. To learn how TD Bank is responding to COVID-19 and how it’s impacting Branch locations, visit TD Bank is an SBA Express Lender. See list of MA SBA Preferred Lenders (organized by region) for alternative SBA Express Lenders.

United Way of North Central Massachusetts – 649 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg (978) 345-1577

UWNCM has established the Stand United Fund to support those hardest hit by COVID-19 as they deal with basic food, childcare and housing needs. To learn more click here or visit to donate.

Wendell P. Clark Memorial YMCA – 155 Central Street, Winchendon (978) 297-9622

Wendell P. Clark Memorial YMCA is closed to the public. However, they will be providing childcare for Essential Employees. Parents that fit the broad designation of an Essential Employee that are in need of childcare services should contact School-Age Director, Kyle Scrivines at 978-297-9622 x116 or by email:

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