The Open Door

A nonprofit organization

$41,326 raised by 238 donors

100% complete

$40,000 Goal

The Open Door is a hunger relief organization dedicated to ending local hunger through access to healthy food.

As the largest food shelf in Dakota County, The Open Door serves roughly 14,000 Dakota County residents each month through a combination of innovative programs. In step with its mission, 70% of the food distributed by The Open Door is fresh and/or perishable. Clients are able to access healthy food choices at 70 different sites across Dakota County including a fixed-site food pantry in Eagan, multiple Mobile Pantry sites, the Mobile Lunchbox program, and the Garden to Table program.

Your financial gift to The Open Door directly supports those 14,000+ food insecure people across Dakota County by helping The Open Door secure and distribute fresh, healthy food 5 days/week. 


$100.00 provides 2 weeks of groceries for three families. 

$50.00 provides 10 lunches for students who rely on The Open Door's Mobile Lunchbox during the summer

$15.00 provides a family with an Emergency Food Support bag containing pantry staples, fresh fruits and vegetables, protein, milk, and eggs (retail value approximately $61)

The Open Door's Impact:

· The Open Door recently increased food access points at its fixed-site pantry from 291 available appointments to 416 - a 43% increase

· The Open Door distributed 2.6 million pounds of food in 2022, and was visited 64,042 by those in need.

· The Open Door is growing! In 2023 we added a monthly food distribution in Farmington, MN - a drastically underserved community without grocery access.

· The Mobile Lunchbox Program provided roughly 24,000 meals to students across 5 school districts in the summer of 2023. Meals were delivered in high-need Dakota County neighborhoods where the absence of that daily school lunch was hitting the hardest.

· Garden to Table, our communit gardening program, provided food support to over 1,300 individuals in the 2023 season: the most it's ever had! 

  Contribute today! Your gift helps The Open Door continue to be a reliable source of fresh and healthy food.

The Open Door is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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Organization name

The Open Door

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Health Children & Family Community

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving


3000 Ames Crossing Rd. Suite 100
Eagan, MN 55121



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