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Kindness and Compassion Changes Lives 
Open Hands Food Pantry & Garden

Open Hands Food Pantry and Garden

Open Hands Food Pantry and Garden began as a ministry of St. John's.  It is now an independent 501(c)3.  Many in the St. John's community volunteer and support Open Hands which is the largest food pantry in Oakland County. It is open on Saturdays from 9:00-10:30am.

Open Hands Website


Open Hands Garden Hoop House

Open Hands Garden is back in business!!

Open Hands Garden weekly volunteer sessions start June 2 and run through mid September. To reserve a time slot use this SignUp Genius link


With people relocating and others moving on to new interests, the Garden is in particular need of individuals who might be interested in working as a Garden Volunteer Leader. After a quick introduction you'll be up and running in no time. If interested please contact Dennis Spatafora



The Bee Ministry nurtures and cares for the St. John's hives in the Bride's Garden.  This ministry is an outward sign of our parish commitment to be stewards of God's creation. Our bees pollinate our plants and flowers including the Open Hands Garden and the gardens of our neighbors. This is a developing ministry.

Contact: Kris Beckett 


Grounds Committee 

Tending the Garden/Grounds of St. John’s

Many hands make light work. Marie Donigan is organizing volunteers to care for the grounds in all parts of our campus. Help is needed to move plants, edge and mulch. There are opportunities to work with others, and there are opportunities to adopt a section of the grounds to tend throughout the summer. The time depends on what you can give and your interest. Please contact Marie at (248) 505-2195.

Grounds Committee
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