About Us





The Open Door is supported by churches of all denominations, organizations, businesses, and individuals throughout Haywood County, North Carolina. It is through community involvement and support that we are able to feed, educate, and offer living assistance to those in need.

The Ministry‚Äôs operation involves both a soup kitchen and a thrift store.   The soup kitchen provides nourishing meals free of charge seven days a week using food donated by the community, supplemented with purchased items.  Proceeds from the sale of donated items in the thrift store are used to support the operation of the soup kitchen as well those of the overall ministry.





Our Mission


Our mission is to give renewed hope to people, and see lives transformed through the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Our Goal

The goal of The Open Door Ministries is to feed the hungry and provide a safe environment that offers Christian centered educational programs and assistance to everyone. Our desire is to see all who enter our doors encounter the loving and delivering power of God.