SmartChoice™ at The Open Door
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Support Families in Our Community
We rely on the generosity and support of our community to help end hunger.
The mission of The Open Door is to alleviate the impact of hunger in our community.
We use practical strategies to connect people to good food, to advocate on behalf of those in need, and to 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. Absent a medical exemption, masks are required for using our programs.
Face Masks Required
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.