• United Methodist Open Door

    We began in 1965 as the United Methodist Urban Ministry of Wichita by a group of Methodist clergy and laity who felt the church should be more responsive to the advocacy needs of our society.

  • United Way of the Plains Volunteer in our Food Ministry building


    We provide nutritionally balanced emergency food assistance once per month to families and individuals in need.

  • Shelter

    We offer several different shelter options: Our Homeless Resource Center, Safety Net Housing, Transitional Housing and VisionQuest.

  • Clothing

    Our Klothes Kloset provides free clothing for infants, children and adults.

  • Food

    We provide the largest community-wide food box program.

  • Shelter

    Our Shelter options can provide individuals and families with a place to live as they get back on their feet.

  • Clothing

    The Klothes Kloset can provide families and individuals with free clothing once a month.

News and Events

31st Annual Turkey Drive Fundraiser

The Annual Turkey Drive is a fundraising event brought to you by United Methodist Open Door and  B98FM to benefit Open Door’s Community Food Ministry’s holiday food box in November and December. Help us raise $15,000 needed to purchase holiday food side items for the holiday distribution box for our friends and neighbors so we can All have a Thanksgiving!

Date: Friday November 19, 2021 

Time: 9am to 4pm

Ways to help

  •   Do you have a business, youth group, church or club that would like to help, come       join us!
  • If you like to help by providing Thanksgiving side items please see our Turkey Drive Shopping list. Open Door Turkey Drive Shopping List 2021.doc
  • Food drop-off location on date and time listed above: Open Door’s Food Ministry building 2130 E. 21st Wichita, KS67214
  • Mail your donation to Open Door/Turkey Drive P.O. Box 2756 Wichita, KS 67201
  • Make your donation on our website  by clicking on the Donate Now button. Make sure to indicate that your donation is for the Turkey Drive.
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  • For more information on the fundraiser please call 316 265-9371
  • For information on needing a holiday food box please see the Community Food Ministry website page for more details. If you have further questions please contact the Community Food Ministry at 316 267-4201.




Annual Report

  We invite you to visit our Annual Fund Report and financials. For questions please contact us or email ndibben@umopendoor.org. To make a donation please click the Donate Now button. Thank you, for making a difference today!  Annual Report_FY2019-2020 990- 2019 To learn more about Open Door’s program video click  link https://youtu.be/txTfEmLIRf8 To see United […]

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United Methodist Open Door- Charity Navigator Four Star Charity

Did you know we have the TOP RATING for a nonprofit agency from Charity Navigator, the leading charity evaluator in the U.S.? This rating means we EXCEED standards of practice for most charities that provide similar services, and utilize donations in a very fiscally responsible manner. During this time of high need in our community, […]

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The Giving Hope Society

The Giving Hope Society is a group of dedicated annual donors who join to support the mission of Open Door by providing an unrestricted donation starting at the Hope level of $1,000. Each society member is a piece of the puzzle. The assembled pieces create the vision of hope for our community. To donate visit […]

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