Donate Food



The Open Door Mission accepts most all food donations with some exceptions.



Open Door Mission Caring Center

156 N. Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, New York 14608


Donation   Hours      



Food donation drop off hours are Monday through Sunday 12:00 - 6:00pm.


Please keep the following in mind when selecting food items to be donated:

  • Perishable items like milk, breakfast cereal, eggs, cheese, and meats are always needed.
  • All canned food items.
  • All prepared boxed food items.
  • Restaurants and catering services should contact food services prior to delivery if possible.
  • Planning your vegetable garden? Remember The Mission when you can't figure out what to do with those extra tomatoes.


Donation Pick-Up Policy

For many years, we have picked up donations from residential areas. Regrettably, due to rising costs, the Mission can no longer afford to offer this service. As you know, we do NOT sell your donations in a thrift store. We GIVE all your donations away!
We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, but we hope you will appreciate our ongoing effort to exercise “good stewardship” of your gifts to help the needy in our community.