The Open Door is moving to a new home at 3000 Ames Crossing Road in Eagan.
In our new, larger space we’ll be able to bring in more food, store more food, and ultimately distribute more food to make greater strides toward ending hunger in Dakota County.
See the Impact of our work in this short video clip.
Over the past 3 years The Open Door has scaled up its operations to feed double, and sometimes triple the number of people in our community and done so at a remarkable pace! Our staff and volunteers have maximized our cobbled together collection of spaces while squeezing every last drop out of their creativity and patience.
It has become clear that to feed more people, The Open Door needs two things: more space, and to bring all of our Programs
together under one roof.
To build capacity, increase efficiency, and broaden our reach in our new home we need to raise $500,000 for build out and associated costs.
With your contribution to our Capital Campaign, The Open Door will open more doors for the food insecure across
Where are we Going?
The Open Door will be leasing 18,800 square feet of combined office, shopping, and warehouse space at 3000 Ames Crossing Rd, Eagan MN 55121, just 8 miles from the current Eagan Pantry!
This space will be built to suit our specific needs! Check out some of our new home’s features by clicking on the tabs below!
Beautiful new space that will add dignity and warmth to every visit
Double pantry shopping space from 900 to 2,100 sq. Ft
Opportunity to partner with orgs offering resources to clients (rent assistance, health screenings, benefits enrollment, etc.)
**Currently using lift gate to visit 30 Mobile Pantry sites per month (takes 2 minutes to load each pallet: 12 pallets = half an hour)
Deliveries from 2HH, Donation Drop-off, Loading & Unloading Each Mobile Pantry Trip
Double cold storage capacity (walk-in refrigerator)
35% more combined storage, plus the option to better incorporate vertical storage options
Existing Combined Cost per Sq. Ft – $12.58 for 11,900 sq ft (includes donated space of TOD House from our generous friends at Mt. Calvary)
Proposed Cost per Sq. Ft – $12.68 for 18,800 sq ft
What we Gain
From increased efficiency & streamlined operations to room to grow and a broadened reach in Dakota County – The Open Door is poised to feed more people than ever before!
How to Give
Getting involved in our Capital Campaign is easy! Just pick your level, timing, and visibility! Gifts can be made in one lump sum, or with a pledge over time!
If you have questions about giving, please reach out to Development & Communications Manager, Melissa Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.