Community Resource

Freehold Area Open Door

(732) 780-1089

Freehold Area Open Door

Freehold Area Open Door, Inc. (Open Door) is a non-profit 501(c3) nondenominational agency that provides emergency food, emergency funding, mentoring and scholarships to those in need from the Freehold area.

PODCAST with Geralyn Fragetta Drury, Executive Director

Food Pantry Program
Located at 39 Throckmorton Street, Food Pantry hours are 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Monday through Thursday.  We are open until 6:20pm the first Wednesday of the month for clients who work.  Households may come once a day for "Daily" items (bread, fresh produce, and prepared items.)  Clients should  bring their own bag.

Starting 3-1-24,  clients participating in the Choice pantry may come once per calendar month, no appointment necessary.  Clients will receive a 3-5 day supply of non-perishables, plus dairy and meat items, and must arrive before 2pm.

Advocacy Program
Provides qualified individuals with emergency financial assistance to prevent eviction or utility shutoff, and to help pay for prescription medications, etc. Various funding sources limit recipients to specific towns, primarily in Western Monmouth County. This program also provides referrals to other agencies that may be of assistance to persons in need.  Appointments are required.

After-School Program
Provides homework assistance for elementary school students.. Sessions run Monday through Thursday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 33 Throckmorton Street and at the Freehold Learning Center.  Please note, the student's School Guidance Counselor, must provide a referral to Open Door for the child to be enrolled.

Scholarship Program
Past graduates from the After School Program who are going on to college or vocational school can be considered for scholarship funding. Potential students interested should inquire at [email protected] for information on how to apply.

Notice for students seeking service hours Students are encouraged to make a commitment to Open Door, and continue volunteering after completing the needed service hours.  Students keep track of their own hours.  A form letter is provided to verify hours.

Donations do not count towards service hours unless the student prepares a plan, contacts Open Door in advance, and receives written approval from Open Door.  A maximum of two hours is allowed for a standard drive.

FoodstockNJ has tirelessly supported Open Door through the years.  At times the phrase #FueledbyFoodstockNJ just seems inadequate. Every grant has helped us fill our shelves and make changes to better serve our clients. In addition to all the food collected at October's Annual Music festival, FoodstockNJ is there for us all year long.

Eligibility Anyone who resides in NJ is elegible for food assistance. For other programs, clients must reside in our service areas, please email us at [email protected] for details.
Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance
Seasonal Programs
Payment Options
  • Free
Areas Served
  • Monmouth County

Last Updated: 02/08/24