How to Help

 Food Donations 
F
ood can be delivered directly to our pantry at 39 Throckmorton Street in Freehold, NJ. Please call 732-780-1089 before making any donation and please check that the food donated has not exceeded its expiration date. All food donations are acknowledged. Suggested items to donate: 

vegetable soups 
pastas 
tomato and pasta sauces 
peanut butter and jelly 
canned meat 
canned tuna fish 
canned fruit and fruit juices 
rice 
powdered milk 
Parmalat 
cereals 
bread, rolls and bagels 
baby foods and baby formulas (liquid and dry) 
desert items (cakes, pudding mixes, etc.) 
salt, pepper, mustard and catsup 
pancake mix, waffle mix and pancake/waffle syrup 
fresh fruits, produce and eggs 
turkeys, chickens, hams, hot dogs, and other meats
Monetary Donations 
If you wish to make a monetary donation, please make your check payable to Freehold Area Open Door, Inc. and mail it to Freehold Area Open Door, Inc., 39 Throckmorton Street, PO Box 1073, Freehold, NJ 07728. You may specify on your check memo line if you want to designate your donation to any specific Open Door Program. All monetary donations are tax deductible and are acknowledged. Persons donating $250 or more will also receive a receipt for IRS purposes. A matching gift donation should include the matching gift form with your check. Monetary donations are normally used to purchase food that is not otherwise available from food donations or The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in Neptune, NJ. Monetary donations are also used to cover general operating costs. We thank you in advance for your generosity to those in need. 

Volunteer 
Open Door volunteers come from all walks of life. They consist of retired men and women, college, high school and secondary school students as well as unemployed people. They come to us from local houses of worship, civic groups, businesses and some individuals from the private sector. Without these dedicated volunteers, Open Door could not operate. They have a common desire to help people in need. At the present time we have 150 devoted volunteers helping Open Door fulfill its agency mission. Volunteers help us by:

Making food pick-ups 
Unloading and storing deliveries 
Stocking shelves and packing clients' bags 
Recording client visit dates 
Advocating for and provide clients with emergency funding 
Mentoring and computer training children

To apply call 732-780-1089. Training will be provided.