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SmartChoice™ at The Open Door
Online grocery ordering is live now!
Breakfasts PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE: This fall, join us in remembering the joy of Autumn Breakfasts PAST. While we sadly cannot gather for a meal at the PRESENT, we hope we can look to the FUTURE—together. Your donation, matched by our sponsors, will help make sure local families go hunger free this holiday season & beyond.
$25,000 in matching funds from our sponsors will DOUBLE your donation!
View our No Eggs Benefit Page below to learn more about The Open Door 2021 Award Winners, our sponsors and how YOU can help us make sure the holidays—and beyond—are hunger-free for local people and families.
Support Families in Our Community
We rely on the generosity and support of our community to help end hunger.
The Open Door Announces The
Unsung Hero Award
As the pandemic brought the world to its collective knees, the COMMUNITY stepped up to help out. The Open Door is pleased to name the collective COMMUNITY as the recipient of this annual award. Together we are strong. We are resilient. We can overcome.
React. Retool. Respond.
The mission of The Open Door is to alleviate the impact of hunger in our community.
To accomplish our mission we use practical strategies to connect people to good food, advocate on behalf of those in need, and engage others in the work of building food security.
Keeping our community safe
Our programs continue to adhere to federal, state, and local guidelines to keep everyone safe. Masks are no longer required, but they are recommended for those who are not vaccinated.
Face Masks Recommended
Use Hand Sanitizer
Stay 6 ft. Apart
Respect Capacity Limits
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Who we serve
The Open Door is organized to serve people who live in 10 cities and towns in the the northeast corner of Essex County, MA. Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex, Ipswich, Rowley, Topsfield, Boxford, Hamilton and Wenham.
JUSTICE FOR ALL
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial/ parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative
means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the
responsible Mission Area, agency, staff office, or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through
the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint
Form, which can be obtained online, HERE, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.
The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.