On Monday April 19th, Open Door will be opening late to reach people in the community who might not be able to come their normal hours due to their work schedule.

They’ll be there from 11am-6pm that day! If you have friends and family who might need assistance with food but have never been able to get to Open Door due to work, this is your opportunity. There’s just a small amount of paperwork to sign up! Please bring your ID and proof of Pettis County residence to 111 W. 6th St in Sedalia.

Through their food pantry, service center, thrift shop and soup kitchen, Open Door Service Center helps meet the basic needs of the citizens of Pettis County, Missouri. They help to combat hunger, unemployment, basic life needs and poverty while believing in the dignity of each and every human being.

Each month, they provide food boxes, hot nutritious meals at their soup kitchen (417 W. Pettis), household supplies, and social services to more than 2100 families, and they also serve as a community resource center for regional aid organizations and programs. In addition to their basic services, they accept donations of furniture, clothing, and household items at their thrift shop (612 S. Hancock), and food, hygiene products, diapers and many other items at their pantry. (111 W. 6th Street)

Open Door Service Center, Inc., Open Door Food Pantry, and Open Door Kitchen are capable of serving thousands of community members each month all thanks to the donations that come in from community members.

Open Door Service Center, Inc., was founded in 1972 by Reverend Marvin Albright, who at the time was the Pastor of the Immanuel United Church of Christ. In the early years it was operated from the church and the parsonage. The purpose was to meet the needs of individuals in the area who had nowhere else to turn. It was established as a Christian faith-based ministry and continues to operate on Christian values.

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