Volunteer with Us

Food Pantry


During our open hours, we always need helpers over 14 years of age to shop, bag, carry, stock,  and greet.  

Mondays 10:30 - 1:00

Saturdays 9:30 - 12:00

To volunteer, sign up online here:

Pantry Sign Up Page


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Please check the schedule for days that Open Hands is closed. 

We are not able to accommodate court-ordered community service volunteers.

The pantry works best with groups of 5 to 8 volunteers at a time on Saturdays, and 4 to 5 on Mondays. We do not accept volunteers younger than 14 years old

The Hoop House is here!


To extend our growing season and do more to fight the hunger in Oakland County, we have installed a hoop house at Open Hands Garden! 

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Help us harvest the garden from June to the end of September.  Children under 14 are welcome with an accompanying adult.

Thursdays  6:30 - 8:00

Saturdays  9:00 - 10:30

Watch this spot for the volunteer signup for the 2020 season!


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Does your group want to volunteer?


To accomodate your GROUP, you must contact us in advance. 

We welcome your help but want to plan for your group. 

Please note: The pantry works best with groups of 5-8 volunteers at a time. We do not accept volunteers younger than 14 years old. 

Please check the schedule for days when Open Hands is closed. 

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Are you a Garden Leader?


Are you a gardener ready to co-lead one of our one and a half hour harvesting sessions? 

We run Leadership Training quarterly and you will be matched with experienced co-leaders. 


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Open Hands Food Pantry and Garden

Located inside 

St. John's Episcopal Church

26998 Woodward Avenue at 11 Mile

Royal Oak MI 48067 


Pantry @OpenHandsPantry.org