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


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Welcome!

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. 


Need more information, or do you want to contact us? The "Contact Us" and "FAQs" pages under "More" may help. 


Santa's Workshop Is Open!

Donations are needed

Santa's Workshop at Open Hands is a place where parents and grandparents can choose holiday gifts for children ages birth through 12 years old.  The Workshop's grand opening is on Monday, December 2 and will continue each Monday and Saturday during our open hours until December 23. 


We rely on donations to stock the Workshop with gifts. We need new, unwrapped toys, games, crafts, books, stocking stuffers, hats and mittens. No dollar store items, please. 


Some suggestions are:  balls (basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, etc.); building sets (for boys and girls); action figures; interactive toys for babies and toddlers (no battery operated toys please); trucks; cars; dolls (especially dolls of color); tea or cooking sets; craft sets; puzzles; games; board books; picture books; chapter books, coloring books, crayons, etc.  


To donate items for Santa's Workshop, bring your gifts to St. John's Episcopal Church and deliver them to the church office. There is also an area to receive donations at the top of the stairs at the main entrance from the parking lot. Contact us with any questions.

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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

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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  

CLICK HERE FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT THE GARDEN!

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