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Making the first call to a food pantry can be hard. You are not alone. You qualify. Free and confidential. No family should feel hunger.


Curbside Pickup and Limited Delivery

Food Pantries

  • Our pantries in Gloucester and Ipswich offer weekly curbside grocery pickup and limited delivery
  • Milk, produce, eggs, meat, cheese, dry and canned goods
  • Free delicious meals ready to eat
  • Diapers and pet food


Gloucester Food Pantry Ipswich Food Pantry

Online Ordering

Order today. Pickup tomorrow.

Welcome to SmartChoice™ at The Open Door!

Online shopping. Pick what you want!

  • Lots of choices! Just like the grocery store, you can shop and pick the items you want for you and your family.
  • Special diet? We have you covered. Gluten-free and other special dietary items are available.
  • Need some help?  Please call 978-283-6776 and someone from the call center will help you place your order!

You will need a Shopper ID and password

  • Current Shoppers 
    • Shopper ID: First 4 letters of your last name, 2-digit birth month, and 2-digit birth day [LNameMMDD].
    • Password: Your 6-digit date of birth [MMDDYY]
    • If you have trouble, no worries! Give us a call and we can help you get into your account.


  • New to The Open Door, or you haven't been here in a while? No problem! If this is your first time, or you have not been to The Open Door Food Pantry in 2 years, please call 978-283-6776 to get registered. It is easy, and you can shop right away!

Order today. Pickup tomorrow. 



Order Friday for a Monday pickup.

Select an order time and location

  • You can choose your pick-up location and appointment time at the end of your order after clicking “Check Out.”
  • You may pick up your groceries at the Gloucester Food Pantry or Ipswich Community Food Pantry. (appointments times vary)
  • Appointments are offered every 15 minutes during pantry hours and orders are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Pick up your order

  • When you arrive, pull into the spots RESERVED for pre-order pickup.
  • Let the greeter know your name and pickup time. Your groceries will be ready for you!
  • If you need help, we would be happy to help you load the groceries into your car.


Homemade Dinners To Go

Curbside Meals

Meals are available for pickup at 28 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester
Monday - Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM

COVID-19 Guidelines

Keeping Our Community Safe

Our programs are adhering to all federal, state, and local guidelines to keep everyone safe. Absent a medical exemption, masks are required for using our programs.

Masks Required

Use Hand Sanitizer

Stay 6 ft. Apart

Respect Capacity Limits