open hands food pantry & garden

Food Distributed 


  Mondays 10:30 am - 1 pm

  Saturdays 9:30 am - 12 pm


11 Mile and Woodward Ave in Royal Oak, MI


Bring Photo ID

JOin us for the "wicked witches' night off" fundraiser!

The cast members of "Wicked" in a cabaret concert benefiting 

Open Hands Food Pantry and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS


Monday, August 13


Doors open at 6:30 pm. Concert at 7:00 pm.


St. John's Episcopal Church

Woodward at 11 Mile, Royal Oak

Limited free parking available


General Seating:  $25 Pre-sale; $30 at the door

VIP Tickets: $50 -- Seating in the front few rows and a chance to meet the cast


With a Silent Auction for Wicked memorabilia, autographs and a backstage pass!


Purchase tickets in advance by calling St. John's  at (248) 546-1255, or online below with Paypal. Choose your desired ticket and click "Add to Cart". You may change your quantity and pay with your PayPal account, or you can pay by credit or debit card without a PayPal account.


Note: Tickets purchased online will be held at Will Call at St. John's and can be picked up at the time of the event

Buy Wicked fundraiser Tickets

swirl cupcakes

New Opportunity to support Open Hands!



Swirl Cupcakes is a non-profit business that has identified Open Hands Food Pantry as the recipient of their profits. Support Open Hands by placing an order through their site!


Orders can be placed at www.swirlcupcakes.org




Give to Fight HUnger

Can you help close our funding gap?

 The need for food assistance is significant in our community. 


In 2015, more than 123,000 people including 35,000 children were living below the poverty level in Oakland County.


Open Hands is on track to provide food to nearly 14,000 people in 2017.   


Due to the rising cost of food and the end of a $30,000 annual grant, we are seeking additional funding sources and donors to close this gap and meet the needs of our neighbors.     


Would you consider making a contribution to Open Hands Food Pantry to help us during the holidays and coming year? 

OAKLAND UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP

Through a partnership with the Oakland University engineering department this past summer, the Open Hands Garden was the recipient of an automated irrigation system designed by Oakland University engineers as their capstone project. 

The automated watering system that was designed, programmed, installed, and calibrated by these Oakland University engineers who donated their time as talents as part of their senior engineering course will ensure that Open Hands Garden plants are always well watered and producing – no matter what the weather! 

A very special thank you to all those involved with the project! Your dedication and design supports the garden that feeds Open Hands Pantry clients!   


Alexa Uljaj 

Gerone Ezra Jimenez  

Thomas Herzog 

Jason Hurst 

Benjamin Hayes 

John Falvey 

Bryan Johnson 

Taylor Bodenmiller 

Christopher Folden 

Robert Grooms 

Sapan Patel  

Ryan Schultz 

Simon Shammami 

Dane Zetouna  

Michelle Nguyen 

James Galat 

Karolos Mishreky  

Zachary Bussey  

Photo Gallery Below

Open Hands Food Pantry and Garden

Located inside 

St. John's Episcopal Church

26998 Woodward Avenue at 11 Mile

Royal Oak MI 48067 

(248)546-1255

Pantry@OpenHandsPantry.org