The Open Door

Mission Statement

A fresh approach to ending local hunger through access to healthy food.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments The Open Door supplied 10% more food than we did in 2020. Collectively, our programs provided 2.9 million pounds of food to those in need in Dakota county. We offered over 300 free garden plots to our clients to grow healthy food. Delivered more than 26,000 meals to students in 26 different neighborhoods during the summer via our Mobile Lunchbox program. Served between 10,000 and 15,000 individuals every month in 2021. Volunteers donated 36,623 hours to the organization.
Current Goals Sustain increased spending on culturally specific food. Add a new senior apartment complex to the Mobile Pantry program. Provide fresh food to five neighborhoods throughout Dakota County via weekly Pop Up Produce stands. Add South St. Paul school district to the Mobile Lunch Box program serving school-aged children during summer months. Expand Garden to Table program by adding to the existing 300+ garden plots available for clients to grow their own fresh produce.
Community or Constituency Served Low income residents in Dakota county
Geographic Area Served Dakota County, Minnesota

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 06/15/2023

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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3000 Ames Crossing Rd
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
Phone: 651-686-0787

General Information

Alternative Name: Eagan Resource Center, Eagan and Lakeville Resource Center
EIN: 27-0415900
Principal Staff: Jason Viana
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 14.8
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 212,516 clients (duplicated) served in 2022
Ruling Year: 2009


Board Chair: Tina Arend
Number of Board Members: 11
Board Meetings with Quorum: 4
Average Member Attendance: 9.8

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