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 emergency 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

The guests at Open Hands get fresh produce thanks to the St. John's Garden.
Click HERE to watch a video about the garden.

Thank you, Brad Carter!

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Due to the ever-increasing cost of food, Open Hands is now unable to keep up with demand for many items. Please consider donating food to Open Hands. We are in desperate need of certain items in particular, which are becoming too expensive for us to buy from Gleaners. We accept gifts of all types of food during our hours of operation -- just bring your donation to the food pantry. We also accept donations at any time the church is open. If you are able to plan a food drive to benefit Open Hands, we would be happy to work with you in coordinating the drive. We are serving greater numbers of clients, but are faced with a crisis! Please consider this when making food and other contributions or for a food drive you may be planning. Thank you!

Here are some items we need the most:

    1. Tuna (Family Size)
    2. Feminine Hygiene Items
    3. Soup
    4. Dried Beans, Peas, Lentils
    5. Toothpaste
    6. Toothbrushes
    7. Deodorant
    8. Shampoo
    9. Dish Soap
    Please contact us if you have questions about something you'd like to donate.

Thank you to our most recent supporters...


Apply for SNAP food assistance benefits (formerly food stamps) in less than 60 minutes!  Call to make your appointment today:  313-571-0300.

We are in need of clean, gently used plastic grocery bags (no paper please).  We go through hundreds each week.  We also welcome donations of reusable cloth grocery bags. For more items on our wish list or if you would like to donate cash, please go to the Wish List and Donations page.

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