New Hours to Address COVID
Saturdays 9:30 am - 11 am
11 Mile and Woodward Ave in Royal Oak, MI
We are open on Saturdays for drive-through food distribution!
Open Hands Food Pantry will be open on Saturdays for the near future to serve guests. We have arrived at a plan for food distribution that will keep our guests and volunteers safe. Food distribution will not include any frozen food, including meat at this time, but we periodically have vegetables and fruit available to distribute. Personal items will be limited to hand soap and toilet paper based on availability.
We open at 9:30 AM and the distribution is a drive-through method. Enter the parking lot from 11 Mile. Cars will be directed to the front of the church and a volunteer will place bags in the trunk of the vehicle. Guests must remain in their vehicle through the entire process to maintain appropriate social distancing. We suggest that guests arrive with an empty trunk to ensure proper storage space.
To those without access to a vehicle, you are welcome to walk up, while maintaining six feet of social distancing.
We plan to be open only on Saturdays for the near future.
We are so pleased to be able to help support our community!
Our friends and partner, Gleaners Community Food Bank, is distributing food at several locations. These are drive-up mobile sites in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties, and are available to all who need food. They will safely place food in your trunk while you stay in your car. Walking guests also welcome and social distancing will be kept.
Thank you for your interest in Open Hands Food Pantry and Garden! This is the place to find information about all that we do, with your help and support, for the community.
If you need food, check out the "Need Food?" section. You'll find our hours, our location and more there.
If you would like to donate food or money to help us feed our clients, go to the "Donate" and "Give" pages. That's the place to learn about how to do a food drive, our most needed food items, and the ways to get cash donations to us.
We love our volunteers! The "Volunteer" page has information about becoming a volunteer -- short or long term, or as part of a group.
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
CLICK HERE FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT THE GARDEN!
Open Hands is a community-based non-profit food pantry and garden that provides assistance to and elevates the dignity of our neighbors in Oakland County.
St. John's Episcopal Church
26998 Woodward Avenue at 11 Mile
Royal Oak MI 48067