Release Date: 
Monday, September 9, 2019

Thank you! Hawks' Nest food drive nets 572 pounds of food, personal items

The HFC Hawks' Nest food pantry had a successful food drive to start the 2019 year. Here, HFC employees and donors, including President Russell Kavalhuna (with daughter Samantha) and Courtney Kavalhuna (rear, center), pose in front of several boxes of food donations.

HFC Student Activities Associate Mandy Earl, coordinator of the Hawks' Nest, wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you for all of the faculty, staff, and students of HFC who donated to the Aug. 26-Sept. 6 food drive. She wanted to extend a special thanks to HFC President Russell Kavalhuna and his wife Courtney for donating food and toiletries to close out the drive last week.

The donations for this drive included:

  • 572 pounds of food
  • 295 personal care items
  • $670 in monetary donations

Since it opened for the semester on Sept. 3, the Hawks' Nest hosted 44 students in the first week alone -- nearly double the number of students it hosted its first week last year.

The Hawks' Nest, in Rm. L-138 of the ASCC (Bldg. L), is open during the Fall 2019 Semester:

  • Monday to Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This is one of several food drives that will be held throughout the 2019-20 academic year. For questions or more information about the Hawks' Nest, contact Earl at 313-317-1756 or