Outreach... Open Hands Pantry
Open Hands Pantry is an emergency food pantry created to serve Southeast Oakland County residents. This is an outreach ministry of St. John's Episcopal Church, Royal Oak, and is staffed by volunteers and exists solely through the generosity of community support.
Outreach to those in need is one of our missions at St. David's, and being a neighbor church, we support Open Hands Pantry.
Donations are delivered to St. John’s on a monthly basis. (Click here for delivery photos.) Don't forget to buy a little extra when shopping and place it basket in the Narthex (see the Wish List on right). Donations of cash are always welcomed. Checks may be written to St. David’s and designated for the “Open Hands Food Pantry.”
For more details, click here to visit their web site.
Open Hands Wish List
Canned Goods - fruit, juices, vegetable, meats, stew, tuna, milk, etc.
Staples - dried pastas, pancake mix/syrup, bisquick, flour, sugar, crackers, cereal, coffee, tea, cake mixes & icing**, etc. (**Cake mixes & icing are provided to clients celebrating birthdays -- this is especially important for children in the family.)
Personal Items - hair conditioner, disposable razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine products, deodorant, dish soap, clothes soap, cleaners, etc.
Monetary donations are also welcome (Open Hands is a 501c3 organization) and the money is used to purchase food through Gleaner's Community Food bank.