Community Resource

Freehold Area Open Door

(732) 780-1089

Freehold Area Open Door, Inc. (Open Door) is a non-profit 501(c3) interfaith 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

Lunch Program
Sandwiches or hot nutritious meals are served Monday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in St. Peter's Episcopal Church Parish Hall at 33 Throckmorton Street. This is accomplished through the efforts of  "Feed All God's Children" which has replaced the Open Door Lunch Program and operates as a separate entity from the Open Door Pantry in Freehold, NJ. 

The Soup Kitchen which was started by Open Door will continue as a separate program under the management of Jim Benedict at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. To volunteer or make a donation, call Jim Benedict at (732) 761-0781

Food Pantry Program
Distributes emergency packaged foods equivalent to a 3 day supply to qualified individuals once a month. The Food Pantry hours are 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday every week. The pantry is located at 39 Throckmorton Street.

Emergency Funding and Advocacy Program
Provides qualified individuals with emergency financial assistance to prevent eviction or utility shutoff, to provide temporary housing and to help pay for medical needs such as prescriptions, etc. This program also provides referrals to other agencies that may be of assistance to persons in need. The program is located at 39 Throckmorton Steet and operates from 10:00 pm to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday every week.

After-School Program
Provides homework assistance and computer training for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Last year, 25 children were helped in a loving and caring atmosphere. Sessions are run Monday through Thursday each week from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm at St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 33 Throckmorton Street. 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 732-780-1089 for information on how to apply in writing.

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 Freehold area resident. Those out of area can apply on a one-time basis for emergency assistance.
Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adults
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance
Family & Support Services
Spiritual / Cultural
Payment Options
  • Free

Last Updated: 07/07/22