Saturdays 9:30 am - 11 am
11 Mile and Woodward Ave in Royal Oak, MI
We are reopening!
Beginning Saturday, April 4, and every Saturday for the near future, Open Hands Food Pantry will be open 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. Personal items will be limited to hand soap and toilet paper based on availability.
We will open at 9:30 AM and the distribution will be by 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 plan to be open on Saturdays only for the near future.
We are so pleased to be able to help support our community!
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.
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
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