What do you like to do?! Our volunteers help with . . .
- All kinds of special projects during the year . . . some are listed here.
- Like a steady job? Work a schedule once or twice a month!
- Help sort food after food drives! During the May Postal Food Drive – we get over 20,000 pounds of food! It takes us 2 months to sort!
- Right before school starts we fill bags with school supplies and clothing. Then we check each bag to make sure it’s perfect for the student getting it!
- Help fill up Thanksgiving baskets that we prepare to bountifully bless our clients with all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner.
- Early December we sort sweat suits by size so our clients’ children get to receive a fun and comfortable new outfit for Christmas.
- Oh, and the Christmas gifts need to be sorted too, and put in festive bags!
- Collect gently used children’s books – they love them!
- Hold a neighborhood food drive and bring it in and help sort. It’s fun to be a part, and it’s fun to work with others who care.
- Looking for Warehouse volunteers. Click here to learn more.
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EASY WAYS TO HELP
Amazon Smile – Open Doors is a member of AmazonSmile. By selecting Open Doors as your organization to support, 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to us. Sign up today at AmazonSmile.
Kroger Community Rewards – By linking your Kroger Plus Card to Open Doors, you will be making a contribution each and every time you swipe your card while making a purchase. This will not interfere with you accumulation of rewards points towards other purchase – it’s just an added bonus! Kroger Rewards
August, September, and October are difficult months for the pantry, and any and all donations are welcome. It isn’t until November & December that local schools and organizations spearhead their food and clothing drives, so the Fall is a challenging time to keep our shelves stocked.
Current Food Shortages
|Protein Bars||Granola Bars||Boxed Cereal|
|Quick Cooking Oats||Snack Crackers||Individual Complete Meals|
|Pasta meals with meat||Pasta meals without meat||Individual servings of apple juice|
|Individual servings of grape juice||Individual servings of low sugar drinks||Canned mixed vegetables|
|Canned chili beans||Canned beats||Canned spinach|
|Canned mixed fruit||Canned peaches||Canned mandarin oranges|
Weekend Backsacks for Intermediate & Middle School Kids
62 Backsacks/week, for kids who may not get a good meal on weekends. See highlighted needs below:
|Individual Packaged Oatmeal – Instant or in Cups||Dry Cereal – Cups or Boxes||Soft, Crunchy, Chewy, Protein Bars|
|Canned Pasta with or without Meat||Chicken Noodle Soup||Pork and Beans|
|Chili with or without Beans||Microwavable Cup of Soup||Mac and Cheese Cups|
|Dinty Moore Beef Stew (15oz)||Marie Calendar Chicken and Dumplings||Chili w/ Meat|
|Mixed Fruit Cups||Protein Bars and Soft Bars||Pop Tarts|
|Apple Sauce Cups||Pudding Cups||Mixed Fruit Cans|
|Individually Packaged Crackers||Cookies in Cups||Raisins|
|Individual Bagged Chips|
Everyday Food Needs
|Applesauce||Canned Pasta||Mashed Potatoes|
|Mandarin Oranges||Macaroni and Cheese||Tuna|
|Fruit Cocktail||Tuna & Hamburger Helper||Salmon|
|Pineapple||Jelly||Chicken & Dumplings|
|Clothes for all ages||Winter coats||Shoes for all ages|
|Clothing accessories||Hand bags||Gloves|
Donations can be dropped off anytime in the Donation Box at the Open Doors Pantry, located on the Monon Trails Elementary School campus at 19360 Tomlinson Rd., or during Pantry hours on Tues., Thurs., or Sat. from 9:00 to 12:00 noon.
If you have more questions or want to get involved, please contact us!