MEALS PROVIDED IN 2020     


Women & childrEn HELPed in 2020





Our Mission

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.

Dear Friends:
The holiday season is upon us!  This is the time that we count on your donations the most!  Our kitchen prepares nearly 100,000 meals each year and we rely on community food drives from the holiday season to stock our shelves all year long.  While all food donations are extremely helpful, we are in urgent need of cans of soup, jars of pasta sauce, stuffing, canned vegetables and boxes of pasta.   
There are many ways that you can help us this season.  Donate gifts or gift cards and help us wrap them up.  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 volunteer@opendoormission.com.  
Beginning this November when temperatures begin to drop, our Samaritan House Crisis Center will begin to be used as a warming center.  As a warming center, the Samaritan House will keep its doors open 24 hours a day to help those suffering from the frigid temperatures.  Meals and warm clothes will be provided to those seeking assistance.  Please consider helping us keep our neighbors warm by donating: socks, underwear, hats, gloves, scarves, handwarmers, blankets, boots and coats! 
As you make your holiday plans, please remember the men and women in Rochester who don’t have any family to go home to.  Open Door Mission will be their home for the holidays.  And we will do our best to make our guests feel comfortable and safe.  None of our efforts are possible without your help.  Your love and support of our mission fill our hearts with appreciation and gratitude. 
May God bless you and your families this holiday season!
Anna Valeria-Iseman
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”  
~ Romans 15:13, ESV