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Support Families in Our Community

We rely on the generosity and support of our community to help end hunger. 
Did you know that 1 in 6 people in Gloucester need food assistance! Your donation can put an end to food insecurity for a family today. 

BIG NEWS! We got a

Cummings Foundation grant

The Open Door was awarded $500,000 payable over 10 years



A new food and nutrition center

Community--The Open Door 2020 Unsung Hero

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.

Thank you!

Our Mission

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.

Reopening Guidelines

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

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Stay 6 ft. Apart

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Who we serve

Service Area

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.

Investment Partners

The Open Door is proud to be supported by the community and these key partners. Thank you for your investment.




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.