(Eagan, MN) – The Open Door has made it their mission to help Eagan and surrounding community members receive healthy, nutritious food. Through many initiatives, The Open Door helps thousands each year. This year’s OctoberZest was successful with guests raising more than $45,000 to support The Open Door Mobile Pantry. Many sites around the community are set up to be visited by The Mobile Pantry, a mobile bus that is stocked with healthy and nutritious foods.

John Henry Foster employees had the chance to attend the event because of JHFoster’s status as an Annual Sponsor for The Open Door. The employees were excited to participate in the event to end local hunger and enjoy delicious treats from local restaurants along with fine wine. Janny Hout, our Service Contract Billing Administrator, said “This is our 2nd year attending OctoberZest, and we really enjoyed it. The food was delicious and the people are nice. It was a good time!”

The Open Door has multiple programs including The Pantry in Eagan, The Mobile Pantry, The Mobile Lunch Box, the Garden To Table, and Family Advocacy. John Henry Foster and its employees take pride in giving back to the community with The Open Door. Keith Rudolph, MSC Service Coordinator, is “proud to work for a company that gives back to the community.  The Open Door helps people that are in situations that could happen to anyone”.

Find more information on how to give back to The Open Door.