Taunton Open Door

Contributions to Open Door

1. DONATIONS - MyDonate (similar to JustGiving) increases gifts by 20% by claiming  gift aid -click on Donate tab.
This helps fund office equipment, cleaning materials etc.

help with catering, supporting clients, assisting with stores, IT/ admin, maintenance

Please see our colour coded section below

COLOUR CODING - for information

RED (we have a current need)

Kitchen Supplies

Baked beans​, Meat pies​, Spam

Cook-in sauces​, ​Ketchup and brown sauce​, Salad Cream and mayo​

Coffee​​, Long life juice​Squash, all flavours

Tinned fruit​​, Tinned and instant custard​, Tinned rice

Weetabix ​Cornflakes ​Other cereals

Biscuits and chocolate​Jams, marmalade​Marmite

Sugar​, Flour​, Cooking oil

Salt and pepper​, Vinegar​, Gravy granules

Herbs and spices, ​Dried fruit​, Cocoa powder

Cling film​, Greaseproof paper​, Kitchen foil​

Sandwich bags

Cleaning Supplies

Laundry powder, ​Anti-bacterial spray​, Black bin bags

Disinfectant​, Toilet cleaner​, Bleach​


Shampoo​, Shower gel​, Deodorant

Razors (disposable)​, Shaving gel​

Toothpaste​, Tooth brushes

GREEN  (we have lots in our stores -many thanks)

Pasta​​ Tea bags  ​Pulses​

Porridge​  Tuna,  tinned fish​  Tinned tomatoes

Rice    (packet)​Soup​

Washing up liquid,  ​Dishwasher tablets


The Open Door (Taunton) : Charity No. 1122040

Open Door is based 1A Mount Street near the Taunton town centre and provides meals, drinks, showers and laundry facilities for homeless and disadvantaged people. The centre offers a listening ear and helps with advice and signposting to services in the area. We have a lot of volunteers and a Project Worker who help the Manager run the centre. We aim to provide unconditional support to those who visit Open Door. The project is supported by individuals, local churches, schools, charities and Taunton Deane B.C..
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Tel: 01823 271996
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Work of Open Door

Every day we help people who have no permanent home.
When people first arrive at the centre we ask about their situation to see how Open Door can help them in their particular circumstances.

We are assisted by professionals from partner organisations to find suitable temporary accommodation;more permanant solutions may take days or weeks and sometimes even longer . We have a store of clothing, footwear and bedding which helps with their immediate needs.

Volunteers provide a nourishing breakfast and lunch and help visitors to research housing and occupation possibilities. When our clients move to their new homes we help them with basic items they need.

Thank you for your interest in the work of The Open Door (Taunton) 

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