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The Open Door

The Open Door is an emergency food resource center located in Gloucester and serves residents of Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester-By-The-Sea, Essex and Ipswich. Programs that alleviate the impact of hunger in our community include a Food Pantry,Community Meals, Mobile Market(a free weekly farmers market),Emerson Market (a free weekly surplus food market), Summer Lunch, Collaborative Meals, Holiday Meals,The Good Food Project (targets nutrition boxes or bags to help manage chronic health conditions and diet), Garden Project (helps families to plan, plant and harvest gardens in twelve raised beds at The Open Door), Cooking Matters (partners with The Open Door to provide a series of six-week cooking classes and nutrition education), SNAP Outreach (formerly Food Stamps outreach) and Second Glance, The Thrift Store of The Open Door, (honors referral requests, recycles, hosts job training, and supports our hunger-relief programs to connect people to good food.)

This listing was last updated Aug 28, 2017

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Location & Open Times

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Food Pantry is a full choice pantry open Monday through Friday with daytime and evening hours. Clients may come for food once every seven days. Hours: Monday 10a-5p.m. and 6-7p.m.;Tuesday 10a-5p.m.; Wednesday 10a-4p.m. and 6-7p.m.; Thursday 10a-4p.m. and 6-7p.m.; Friday 10a-noon and 3-5p.m.

Hours are in EDT. Hours updated 5 years ago

28 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930, USAGet Directions

  • 978 283 6776

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  • Julie LaFontaine


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