Open Hands Food Pantry is expanding our distribution with some additional items in the month of March as a result of a fundraiser for those affected by the government shutdown. Need food and toiletries? Oakland County Residents, if you are a federal employee or were affected by the shutdown, please visit Open Hands at regular hours, and we will accommodate your needs.
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?
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!
Gerone Ezra Jimenez
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