Our Mission

The mission of Hospitality House is to minimize deprivation in our community by providing food and assistance to those in need, while maintaining the utmost respect for the dignity of the individual.

Hospitality House works to fulfill this mission by operating a client-choice food pantry, a Weekend Food Program for students in participating schools, and by providing referral services. In addition, Hospitality House provides advice and aid to other pantries as they work to fight hunger across southeastern Michigan.


Hospitality House opened its doors February 14, 2002 in space provided by the Walled Lake First Baptist Church. During its first year of operation, Hospitality House assisted approximately 200 families.  In less than two years the pantry outgrew the space provided and moved to a temporary location in the Walled Lake Church of Christ. Soon it was decided Hospitality House needed a more permanent home that, resulted in the rental of 1800 square feet of office/warehouse space at 1600 E. West Maple Rd in Walled Lake. In late 2007, the lease was expanded to 3600 square feet.

Initially, services were limited to shelf-stable boxed and canned foods. With a more permanent home and increased space, came a walk-in freezer donated by the former Food Bank of Oakland County, a walk-in cooler donated by Lil Nel’s Pet Salon and donations of several household refrigerators and freezers that allowed us to increase our offerings to include fresh and frozen foods.

Hospitality House building
Current Home

In November of 2015, Hospitality House moved to its current facility, located at 2075 E. West Maple Road, Suite B-204, in Commerce Charter Township. This new facility is approximately 8000 sq. feet and allows the pantry to service and warehouse even more. As a result of this increased capacity, Hospitality House opened its doors to include the Novi school district and all residents who have a 48393 zip code.

Starting in 2017, Hospitality House lifted its residency restriction completely and now serves anyone who comes to our doors in need.

By 2023, Hospitality House has grown to serve nearly 850 households, twice each month and distributes nearly 70,000 pounds of food each month.

As we look to the future, Hospitality House remains dedicated to our mission of providing food assistance to those in need while maintaining the utmost respect for the dignity of the individual and families we serve. We aspire to continue growing along with the communities we serve, driven by our passion and mission. With the continued support of our community, partners, and volunteers, we are confident in our ability to create lasting positive change.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Hospitality House does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, military service, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs/affiliation, reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any programs or activities.

Any requests for records related to HHFP’s civil rights compliance and/or information regarding complaints raised against HHFP’s AmeriCorps VISTA program can be sent to David Cipriano at 248-960-9975 or david@hhfp.org.

Hunger in Michigan

Across Michigan, 40% of households struggle to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, food, health care and transportation.

The following organizations assist in helping to learn about how to fight hunger in our communities.

Learn the research on hunger in Michigan

The Food Bank Council of Michigan

Aging In Place :The National Council for Aging Care

The Women Infants and Children Program