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

All Striking General Motors Workers:

Striking General Motors-UAW workers are welcome at Open Hands, and it is not necessary to be a resident of Oakland County. You are eligible to receive food and other items during our open hours.

Volunteers Needed!

Open Hands Garden


Open Hands Garden continues with it's amazing growth this year. Harvests of kale, collards, lettuces and herbs have been abundant. And the hoop house is beginning to yield zucchini, squash and peppers. Tomatoes won't be far behind!

So how can you help bring this fresh produce to your hungry neighbors?  Click the Sign Up button below and sign up for one or more volunteer sessions. Many time slots still available. No experience needed. Garden leaders will show you everything you need to know.

And remember "more grows in the garden than the gardener sows"!

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

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  


Open Hands Food Pantry and Garden

Located inside 

St. John's Episcopal Church

26998 Woodward Avenue at 11 Mile

Royal Oak MI 48067