open hands food pantry & garden

Food Distributed 

  Mondays 12:30-2:45 pm

  Saturdays 9:30-11:45 am

11 Mile and Woodward Ave in Royal Oak, MI

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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  

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Open Hands Food Pantry

Hunger is real in Oakland County

Open Hands Food Pantry has been providing food and toiletries to Oakland County residents in need for 34 years. Now Open Hands is the largest food pantry in Oakland County.

Located in the basement of St. John's Episcopal Church, Open Hands is a volunteer-run independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a member of Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.

Each year we serve nearly 14,000 clients. 

Watch this video to learn more about Open Hands 

Open Hands Garden

The Open Hands Garden has been providing fresh produce to our food pantry clients since 2015.  

Each year we provide nearly 400 lbs of produce from our 8 garden beds. 

Our goal is for the garden to be self-sustaining. We grow our own seedlings and have a rain water collection system for irrigation. 

Watch this video to learn more about our garden.  

Also visit Open Hands Garden on Facebook. 

Open Hands Food Pantry and Garden

Located inside 

St. John's Episcopal Church

26998 Woodward Avenue at 11 Mile

Royal Oak MI 48067