Temporary announcement

To be used for short term content like storm closures. Hidden by default; to expose go to Block > Advanced > Responsive conditions and set all to Hide

join the 520 campaign

For $520—just $10 a week—provide a family’s milk, eggs, and protein for ONE YEAR.

free summer meals for kids

Get The Food You Need

Online GROCERY SHOPPING at The Open Door

How to Help

feeding people. Changing lives.

Your donations help build a healthy community.

You have come to the right place

food for you and your family

Community Meals

Our menu for the week of June 17-21

The menu for our in-person dining and to-go meals is the same.

In-person dining is available M-F from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Gloucester Food Pantry (28 Emerson Ave., Gloucester MA). All are welcome!

Meals to-go are also available M-F (with extra for the weekend).

Pick-up meals at the Gloucester Food Pantry on M-W from 3-5 p.m. and TH-F from 3-6 p.m.

Before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy.

Online Groceries at The Open Door

online grocery ordering is live now!

thrift store donation center

Cleaning out? Book an appointment at Second Glance!



Now you can give a gift that is delivered immediately and has a social impact. When you shop at Second Glance, you help set the table for a local family.

you can help

ways to donate

give a gift

Make a secure donation.

donate your stuff

Make an appointment.

donate furniture

Make an appointment.


Give the gift of your time.

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. 

a new food and nutrition center

service area

The Open Door is organized to serve people who live in 10 cities and towns in the northeast corner of Essex County, MA. Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex, Ipswich, Rowley, Topsfield, Boxford, Hamilton and Wenham.

mobile markets

FREE, FRESH produce, dairy, and protein sources!

Big news! we got a


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

grateful. thank you!

YouTube player

our mission

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.

investment partners

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

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
email: program.intake@usda.gov

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

And Justice of All
Scroll to Top