A fresh approach to ending local hunger through access to healthy food.
The Open Door Welcomes You!
The Open Door provides food support for low-income individuals and families across Dakota County. Through our collective programs, The Open Door distributed more than 2.6 million pounds of food in 2022 – 64% of which was fresh and/or perishable.
Four programs make up The Open Door’s approach:
- A fixed-site pantry in Eagan, providing appointments to clients seeking food assistance.
- The Mobile Pantry Program, Dakota County’s only traveling food distribution which brings food to 30 different low-income apartment complexes, senior living facilities, churches, community centers, and schools each month.
- The Mobile Lunchbox Program works with School District partners to deliver meals to students in low-income neighborhoods during the summer months. In 2021 volunteers deliver over 40,000 meals to 26 different neighborhoods across 4 school districts.
- The Garden to Table Program helps clients harvest their own food at 12 locations with more than 300 garden plots. Garden to Table provides seeds, starter plants, tools, and coaching to clients.