Open Hands Food Pantry was founded as a ministry of St. John's Episcopal Church in 1982. It has been housed in the lower level of the church since that time. The food pantry is staffed entirely by volunteers, and is supported by donations and grants from outside agencies. Open Hands receives donations in kind from various local businesses and individuals. Our volunteers are members of St. John's and various other churches in the area, most notably Kensington Community Church and Genesis: The Church.