Open Door mission IMPACT ON ROCHESTER IN 2022

   MEALS PROVIDED IN 2022     


Pounds of Clothing Collected


pounds of food collected



“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.  They will soar high on wings of eagles.  They will run and not grow weary.  They will walk and not faint”  

~ Isaiah 40:31

Dear Friends:

In 2022, Open Door Mission celebrated 70 years of serving the Rochester community!  Since 1952, we have provided for the emergency needs of the homeless and provided hope to those who need a new start.  Our success in providing emergency care has been made possible through the dedicated support of our faithful donors.

Our kitchen prepares nearly 100,000 meals each year. In 2022, we distributed 439,780 pounds of food to those in need and collected 278,886 pounds of clothing. Our programs provided 20,353 nights of shelter to those in need. Our Samaritan House Crisis Center kept its doors open 24 hours a day from November to March to keep people safe from frigid temperatures. 

There are many ways that you can continue to help us!  You or your group can host a food drive, lend a hand in our kitchen, lead a prayer service for our guests or help us serve meals.  We could also use your service in our clothing room. To volunteer, please email our team at  

Thank you to all who have supported our efforts for the past 70 years! We look forward to serving even more people in 2023.  We are appreciative of your compassion and for your faith in Open Door Mission.   

God Bless,

Anna Valeria-Iseman, CEO

Open Door Mission, Inc.



The Open Door Mission is a Christian Rescue Mission founded
on the belief that with proper resources hope can be restored
and lives of impoverished men, women and children of Rochester,
New York could be forever changed.