Your tax deductible donation will help us reach the most vulnerable among us.
The food pantry is only part of what we do.
Rental and Utility Assistance Our Advocacy Director helps clients with rental and utility assistance, to keep people in their homes and keep the lights on.
After School Program Our After School Program assists elementary school students with their homework, Scholarship Program Years later our Scholarship Program rewards the After School Program students with funds for college.
Birthday and Holiday gifts Open Door provides birthday gifts for the children of regular clients, ages 6 to 16, who live within our service area. Holiday gifts are made available to those same families, for ages newborn to 17.
Senior Treats Our homebound Seniors receive special treat bags on holidays.
Delivery Program The delivery program services clients who cannot get to Open Door.
Enjoy locally grown produce in July
Local farmers, master gardeners and our neighbors with green thumbs all bless Open Door with and abundance of fresh produce during summer.
Focusing on Food Waste
This New York Times article from May 18, 2008 regarding food waste is relevant now more than ever. A 1995 Federal study determined that 96.5 BILLION pounds of food was wasted - food discarded in our homes, cafeterias, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. That does not include food processing losses on farms, by processors, or wholesalers.