Our Free Store needs the following items:

  • Sneakers and work boots

  • Men's jeans, especially smaller sizes

  • Tents

  • Hoodies

  • Shorts

  • Sleeping bags

  • Socks, underwear, and bras

  • Belts

  • Deodorant

  • Insect repellent


An easy way to donate is to purchase items for our Free Store from our Amazon Wish List! Items can be shipped directly to our location at 215 N. Church St. in Durham. Click here to access our list.


Are you part of a church group, work group, or other organization that could run a drive to collect needed items? Contact us to learn how!


If you have any questions about donating to Open Table Ministry, please contact our Treasurer, Suzanne Cross, at


Make your secure online donation via credit card or PayPal here

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Donations can also be mailed to:

Open Table Ministry, Inc.
Post Office Box 51363
Durham, NC 27717

Many area employers offer matching gift programs that give you, as an employee, an opportunity to double the impact of every dollar you donate. Some of these companies include:

  • GlaxoSmithKline

  • IBM

  • Cisco

  • Lenovo

  • Microsoft

Check with your human resources or corporate philanthropy departments to see if your company offers a matching-gift program.

If you can’t make a financial donation at this time,
by following us on Facebook!
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Sign Up to Provide a Lunch

Would your church or civic group like to provide a lunch to our homeless community? Sign up here! 


Download lunch information and guidelines here.

Questions? Contact us to learn more.

Open Table Ministry, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported entirely by local church and private donations. Our tax ID number is 27-0977564. As a non-profit, your donation may be tax deductible.

We hope that you will be part of our efforts to create a stronger community for all of our neighbors. 

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