The Open Door will continue to provide food support for as long as it is safe to do so. Our priority is to continue providing the healthy food our community needs in the safest way possible. With 1 in 4 Minnesotans struggling to pay their monthly household expenses, the need for our services has never been more pressing.
The Open Door continues to employ advanced cleaning protocols across the organization. Masks are no longer required at sites operated by The Open Door, but clients, volunteers, and guests are encouraged to take any health precautions they see fit when visiting The Open Door.
You can read our Preparedness Plan for more information on our new protocols and processes.
The Open Door will continue to adhere to the guidelines set forth by Governor Walz, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and we will operate as long as it is safe to do so. If The Open Door does find itself in need of suspending operations due to changes in regulations or due to safety concerns, we will communicate this closure to our clients, volunteers and community.
How you can support The Open Door through COVID-19:
Make a financial donation. Monetary gifts give us the flexibility and agility to respond appropriately, day by day, as the situation evolves. If you are able to give, monetary donations go a long way.Donate Now
Donate non-perishable food items. We also are in serious need of canned meats (chicken and tuna), vegetable oils, toilet paper, and toothpaste. Please consider donating these nonperishable items. Click here for more information on where to drop off donations.
Volunteer. If you are healthy please consider volunteering. As we move to more pre-packing of items for clients, the labor needs increase.
COVID-19 information resources:
- MN. Department of Health – COVID-19 Minnesota updates and recommendations
- World Health Organization (WHO) – COVID-19 advice for the public
- CDC Foundation – COVID-19 summary
- CDC Foundation – Keep yourself and family safe during COVID-19
- Dakota County Displaced Employee Assistance
- The Open Door Client FAQs
- The Open Door Volunteer FAQs