Open Hands Food Pantry

Located within St. John's Episcopal Church
26998 Woodward Ave. at 11 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI  48067

As long as there are hungry people in our community,
our doors and hearts will be open to help

Open Hands Food Pantry provides food and toiletries to residents of Oakland County. Completely staffed by a dedicated group of volunteers, the pantry is open on Monday afternoons and Saturday mornings. In 2015 we served over 13,500 people.

Open Hands Food Pantry is located in the lower level of St. John's Episcopal Church at the corner of Woodward Avenue and 11 Mile Road in Royal Oak, Michigan.  Enter the parking lot from 11 Mile Road.  Come in the glass double doors and straight down the stairs.


Mondays 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Saturdays 9:30 am - 11:45 am
Clients must present photo identification showing Oakland County residence.

The pantry will be CLOSED on 
the following dates:

Saturday, May 27
Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day weekend)

 Closing dates may change as necessary. Please check here periodically for any updates.

Please be aware that Open Hands and the church building are closed on any days that
 Royal Oak Schools are closed for weather reasons.
If you would like to make a donation, are planning a food drive to benefit Open Hands, or would like to be a corporate/business sponsor, contact us by email or phone.

This is Open Hands

Thank you, Brad Carter!


Open Hands Garden 

Community volunteers come together to work their garden that supplies Open Hands Food Pantry guests with nutritious and fresh vegetables
Click HERE to view the Open Hands Garden video

Open Hands News

How can you help Open Hands?

There are many ways to help Open Hands serve our guests. You can work as a volunteer, help with a special event, start a food drive at work or school, donate cash or food, and more. 

This time of year, a special event benefits Open Hands -- the Postal Food Drive. The Clawson letter carriers collect food from residents and all of it goes to Open Hands. 

Saturday, May 13 is the date this year for the food drive. We'd love to have your help with the Postal Food Drive Sort-a-thon. 

More information on the Sort-a-thon, the Postal Food Drive, and other ways to help Open Hands can be found HERE.


   Oakland University Students Are Helping 
                                       To Increase Efficiency at Open Hands

Since September, Oakland University seniors from the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department have been engaged in a project to help Open Hands to become more efficient in its operations.  

Click HERE to read more about the project, and HERE for their Facebook page.

It has been a real pleasure working with them

Thank you to our most recent supporters...

More of our generous donors are HERE

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