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Food Pantries

Our Food Pantries provides free, three to five day supply of emergency groceries once every seven days for income-qualified residents of our service area.

Our Gloucester Pantry, at 28 Emerson Avenue, serves the towns of Gloucester, Rockport, Ipswich, Manchester and Essex, while our Ipswich Community Food Pantry, at 00 Southern Heights in Agawam Village, serves Ipswich, Rowley, Topsfield, Boxford, Hamilton and Wenham. Clients from outside these service areas should look for a pantry that serves their own city or town.

Clients are asked to fill out a confidential form that helps our pantries track their resources. They should be prepared to provide a name and birth date for each person receiving food in their household.

The food pantry is designed to provide one food order per household or shared kitchen. Persons residing in the same household and sharing a kitchen will receive food as ONE household.


28 Emerson Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.*

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.*

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.*

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.*

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.*
Emerson Market from
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

*Clients must sign in 30 minutes prior to closing time.

00 Southern Heights
Ipswich, MA 01938

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

      Emerson Market
Bread, produce and pastry arranged in an open-market style every Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in The Open Door Dining Room. There are no restrictions to participation; anyone who is interested in saving money on surplus food is eligible. Clients can expect a wide variety of choice and some specialty items. Clients are asked to donate a dollar a bag towards the handling costs of transporting the food and running the program. People start lining up as early as noon. 80 to 100 bags are distributed weekly.

© 2004-2019 The Open Door, 28 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: 978-283-6776 · info@foodpantry.org
Company Fax: 978-282-9684 · Client Services Fax: 978-283-9685