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, November 26
Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)
Monday, December 26
Saturday, December 31 (New Year's Eve)
Monday, January 2, 2017

 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!


St. John's Garden Project

St. John's Episcopal Church volunteers come together to work their garden that supplies Open Hands Food Pantry guests with nutritious and fresh vegetables
Click HERE to view the St. John's Garden video

Hands News

Chili Dinner Fundraiser for Open Hands

Announcing an evening with Open Hands Food Pantry -
celebrating our past & planning for our future
We're open to the public and the proceeds will help us better serve our guests!

Friday, November 11 at 7:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased at the door: 
Adults- $10.00
Families with children 14 & under: $25.00
Cash Bar- beer & wine

More Info: or 248-546-1255

Spread the word! Let's get a big crowd on November 11!

Click HERE for the Chili Fundraiser flyer (PDF)

RSVPs recommended: go to SignUpGenius HERE


         Royal Oak Restaurant Week is Coming,
                                and Open Hands is a Partner!

Royal Oak Restaurant Week is taking place Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 13. Over 20 of downtown Royal Oak’s top restaurants will be offering 3 course lunch and dinner menus for $15, $25, or $35 a person. We are very pleased that RORW will be partnering with Open Hands Food Pantry this year! The participating restaurants will be collecting non-perishable food items for Open Hands, and customers who donate food will receive exclusive coupons and get specials for themselves!

This is a great opportunity to enjoy great food at great Royal Oak restaurants, and to support Open Hands as well. Click HERE
for more information.


   Oakland University Students Are Helping 
                                       To Increase Efficiency at Open Hands

Since September, three 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.

It has been a real pleasure working with them

Thank you to our most recent supporters...

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