“Pack the Pantry” Hawks’ Nest food drive

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Various locations across the main campus.
A picture of the Hawks’ Nest pantry stocked with donations of food and bottled water.

The HFC Hawks’ Nest will hold its “Pack the Pantry” Food Drive from now through Friday, October 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Hawks’ Nest is a free food and personal items pantry available to any registered HFC student. It operates on generous donations from our campus and local community.

There are four donation boxes on the main campus where you can make your contributions:

  • The Hawks’ Nest, Room L-138 of the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center (ASCC) (Building L)
  • The Student Activities Office, Room M-105 in the John McDonald Student & Culinary Arts Center (Building M)
  • The lobby of Campus Safety (Building N)
  • The first floor hallway of the Welcome Center (Building WC)

Food items that are most needed

The Hawks’ Nest will accept non-perishable food items only. All items must be new, unexpired, and unopened. Food items should be at least two months prior to their published expiration date. Please do not donate expired food items, as they have to be discarded, which creates extra work for our all-volunteer team. Please check the published expiration dates carefully before you donate.

All nonperishable food items are welcome. Most-needed items include:

  • Breakfast bars
  • Cereal
  • Canned soups
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned ravioli
  • Boxed meals (i.e., Hamburger Helper, scalloped potatoes)
  • Microwaveable packaged meals (i.e., noodles, rice, macaroni and cheese)

Other ways to donate to the Hawks’ Nest

Monetary donations are always welcome. Donate here through the HFC Foundation.

Thank you in advance for your contributions to help support our students in need!

Students: appointments and walk-ins are welcome to pick up items at the Hawks' Nest.

To schedule an appointment or for questions or more information, contact the Hawks’ Nest at 313-317-6529 or hawksnest@hawkmail.hfcc.edu.