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COVID-19 News

At Hospitality House the health and wellness of our clients, volunteer and staff is our #1 priority. As part of our ongoing commitment to providing a clean, safe, and welcoming environment, we have procedures in place to help protect against the spread of bacteria and germs.

With heightened awareness around the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please know that we are closely monitoring the situation and will follow instructions and recommendations issued by public health authorities or government agencies as needed.

To minimize the risk of exposure during this challenging time and to safeguard our clients, volunteers and staff. The following action steps are currently in place.

  • All clients will be serviced using a limited choice-drive through distribution method. Clients will be notified of any changes in distribution as needed.
  • HHFP strongly encourages clients who are ill to send a proxy in their stead.
  • This action plan will be in place until further notice.
  • The Board will determine if any upcoming scheduled events during this time will continue.
  • Staff and volunteers are encouraged to stay home if sick.
  • All volunteers will have their temperature checked and be required to sign off that they meeting minimal guidelines to work.

Our lobby is open to the general public for non-food distribution related purposes.  All entrants are required to wear a mask.

Things you can do to help us.

  1. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water
  2. Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  3. Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve or arm - not into your hands
  4. Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  5. For your well-being and the well-being of others, if you're sick please stay home and take care of yourself
  6. If you enter our building please wear a mask.

We’re proud of our cleanliness standards and the proactive, preventative measures we take to protect against the spread of bacteria and germs. We will continue by providing to those who are food insecure. Thank you for your ongoing support and shared efforts to help keep our communities strong and healthy!

Thank you,

Donovan Neal,
Executive Director Hospitality House

Interested persons can download and read our response plan here.




For Immediate Release

Date: 06/25/2020

Contact Info: Donovan Neal

(O) 248-9609975



  • Hospitality House is celebrating the receipt of over $99,000 dollars in grant funding!
  • Hospitality House is seeking a Grant Funded Temporary Part-Time Program Administrator
  • Hospitality House is seeking two Grant Funded Temporary Part-Time Pantry Staffer
  • Hospitality House is seeking a Grant Funded Temporary Part-Time Warehouse Staffer

Commerce, Michigan - Hospitality House is celebrating the receipt of grant funding totaling over 99 thousand dollars from the Oakland Together Community Response & Recovery Fund!  The monies will be used to help the residents of Oakland County in the areas of food, utility assistance, emergency auto repair (Pit Stop), and emergency housing (Breathing Room).

In addition, due to these acquired grant monies Hospitality House is seeking to fill four new grant funded temporary part-time positions. These new positions include a Program Administrator to assist in the running of our non-food programs.  Two pantry staffers to assist with food distribution and preparation and a warehouse staff person to assist with the receipt of donations, inventory, and stocking. Interviews for these positions will begin immediately and interested applicants can learn more by submitting their resume directly to Donovan Neal via email at or learn more by going to the agency website.

“The addition of these new employees will help the pantry to continue to serve the residents of Oakland County and expand direct care services through these very challenging times.” Donovan Neal, Executive Director.

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 food pantry and providing referral services.  In addition, Hospitality House also provides advice and aid to pantries in other cities as they work to fight hunger in the greater southeastern Michigan community.



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Spring 2021

Client Stories

Breathing Room Helps

"Thank you for assisting my St. Vincent de Paul client with lodging for a month at motel 6.  God bless your efforts! P.S. Things have worked out for him as he shares an apartment with a fellow co-worker and should be okay.” J. Troshen

Thank you

“Thank you so much for helping. Your kindness I much appreciated.” S. Davis

Teaching We’re One Community

“In December, our class started a coin drive to help Hospitality House feed people who needed help in the community, as a character development activity. This helped the children to think about others in need that live in the Walled Lake Community.” Tutor Time Child Care.

With Gratitude

“This letter is to acknowledge my thanks and gratitude for all the kind, and professional care shown me at the Hospitality House Food Pantry…God bless the world that we line in, and all those who participate in the well-being of others in need.” M. Arbuckle

Christmas and Dinner – All because of you!

“I wanted to say thank-you so much for the Christmas help and the help I get for being able to come twice a month the hospitality house to get food! My kids really enjoyed their Christmas presents.  There is a no way I could have made Christmas happen without your ...