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Food Pantry and Client Services

7124 Cooley Lake Road,
Waterford MI 48327
Phone: 248.360.2930
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am - 4pm

Food Pantry Donation Hours

(located in the rear of the building)
Tuesday-Friday, 10am - 4pm

Thrift Store

7140 Cooley Lake Road,
Waterford MI 48327
Phone: 248.360.4977
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am - 4:30pm
Thursday open late until 7:00pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

Thrift Store Donation Hours

(located in the rear of the building)
Please call ahead to donate
Tuesday-Saturday, 10am - 4pm

Administration Building

7170 Cooley Lake Road,
Waterford, MI 48327
Phone: 248.360.2931
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am - 4pm

Need Assistance? 248.360.2930

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Make a Difference

What would Open Door be without its selfless volunteers?

Walk in on any given weekday and you will see the volunteer crew stocking food shelves or assisting a client at the Outreach Center.

Over at our Open Door Thrift Store (located next door to our Food Pantry) volunteers are busy accepting and processing donations, stocking merchandise on the floor and welcoming a new customer or client.

Since 1980, hundreds of men, women, and children have stepped forward to make the Open Door Outreach Center available to struggling families in our community. We simply could not exist without the 125+ caring individuals who donate their time and talent to those in need.

They bless us with their time, talents and hearts every day.

They organize and oversee the majority of fundraisers, events and special programs.

They are the model for our “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” creed.

You could be one of those volunteers. The need is great and we invite you to donate a few hours a week or month. We train!


We have flexible hours and appreciate part-time helpers who can contribute as few as 3 HOURS PER WEEK.  All positions also have substitute positions available for occasional volunteering. If you care about others and have a little time to share, we will provide meaningful ways for you to contribute.

Volunteer Positions

Please call us at (248) 360-2931 ext. 4 for a description of each position.

  1. Receptionist
  2. Thrift Store Helpers
  3. On-call Food Pick up volunteers and Errands


Our Open Door Outreach Center can use your help. Please consider donating either your time or the items below. Call us at 248-360-2930 with questions.

Cash donations
Gently used or NEW household items
Grocery gift cards
Gas gift cards



Peanut butter




White and wheat sliced bread

Fresh produce

Canned meat (tuna and chicken)

Canned vegetables and fruits

Canned chili, stew and baked beans

Canned ravioli, Spaghettios, etc.

Spaghetti sauce


Boxed cereals

Cake mixes and frosting



We accept all shelf-stable items

Hygiene and Household Items

Toothbrushes, toothpaste

Soap, bar or liquid

Shampoo and conditioner

Combs, brushes

Feminine products

Razors, shaving cream


Cleaning products, dish soaps

Laundry detergent, fabric softener

Diapers - sizes 4, 5, 6


Home décor

Kroger customers: If you have signed up for Kroger Community Rewards thank you if not, please sign up and select Open Door Outreach Center.  Note: this does not affect your Kroger awards.

Simply go to, log into your account and select Open Door Outreach Center. Thank you!


Besides Volunteering, How Can You Help?

  • TELL SOMEONE about Open Door Outreach Center's services and about our Thrift Store, Food pantry and Client services.  
  • RECYCLE your gently-used clothing at the Resale Store and shop there too!
  • DONATE non-perishable foods, paper products, and hygiene items to our Food Pantry
  • ORGANIZE A FOOD DRIVE at work, on your block, at your child's school, etc.
  • REQUEST AN OPEN DOOR SPEAKER for a group, class, club, etc.

We are also asking you to think of unique ways to fundraise for us.

It could be a garage sale, scout project, class project or even friends working together at a lemonade stand!  Would your business or place of employment help?  Could you host a food drive? Or raise funds for us to feed and help others?

We will guide you and provide you with a tax voucher for your records.

Send us your ideas to us by using the Contact Us form.