Hawks' Nest

The Hawks' Nest has provided food to hundreds of hungry students.
We are here for you! And if you're able, please help us help students in need.

The Hawks’ Nest provides supplemental food assistance to Henry Ford College students. We also have information about other resources available in the community. The Hawks' Nest is open during Fall and Winter semesters.

Please consider a donation to help keep the Hawks' Nest food pantry stocked!

Hours during Fall Semester: 
Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Located in L-138
313-317-1756

The Hawks' Nest will be closed from Friday, July 12 - Monday, September 2. The pantry will open for the fall semester on Tuesday, September 3.

Thank You, Donors!

Thanks to our generous donors, since the Hawks' Nest opened, we've been an active presence:

  • 400+ students helped
  • 20,000 pounds of food donated
  • 3,700 personal care items donated
  • 400 reusable bags donated

Students: How you can receive help

If you need food assistance, please visit the Hawks' Nest in the ASCC building. The Hawks' Nest works on the honor system; you are not required to document need. If you are a first-time visitor, please bring with you:

  • Your HFC student ID card
  • A copy of your current semester academic schedule (must be enrolled in at least one credit hour during the current semester). This can be on paper, or your mobile device.

Once you fill out an intake form, you will be registered for the academic year and will get a membership card that you can use to get food and supplies up to once a week (maximum four times per month).

Donors: How you can help students

We rely on your donations to run the Hawks' Nest! All donations go directly to help students. Please consider making a personal donation of food or funds, or hosting a food drive and donating the proceeds to the Hawks' Nest.

We need:

  • nonperishable food items (we cannot accept expired food items)
  • toiletries
  • reusable canvas bags

Donation drives on campus take place during the fall and winter semesters. You can also drop off anytime during the Hawks' Nest normal business hours or contact Mandy Earl to arrange a pickup. See more details about what the Hawks' Nest needs and how to donate.

NEWS: Hawks' Nest receives 1,700 pounds of food from Universal Learning Academy (Feb. 2019).

Upcoming Events

Hawks' Nest shelves with food and personal items

Hawks' Nest "Stock the Pantry" food drive

Aug 26 9:00am
Hawks' Nest Student Food Pantry Stock the Pantry Food Drive Monday, August 26 - Friday, September 6 The Hawks' Nest is holding a food drive to help restock the pantry for the fall semester. Help fight food insecurity on the HFC campus by making a donation today. Most needed items: Cereal Oatmeal Peanut Butter Jelly Fruit – cups or cans Soup Chili Pasta Pasta Sauce Chef Boyardee (Beefaroni,... Read More
shelves with food inside Hawks' Nest

Hawks' Nest opens Sept. 3 for Fall 2019

Sep 3
Hawks' Nest Student Food Pantry Opens Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm ASCC (Building L) - L-138 The Hawks' Nest is a Student Food Pantry at Henry Ford College. The purpose of the Hawks' Nest is to decrease food insecurity on campus by offering non-perishable food and personal care items to students in need. Any student enrolled in at least one credit hour during the current... Read More

FREE 10-Minute Chair Massages

Oct 15 10:00am
Free 10-minute chair massages will be offered to HFC employees and students Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Room M-119 of the Student & Culinary Arts Center (Bldg. M). The benefits of massage therapy include: * Reducing stress, anxiety, and muscle soreness * Reducing tension headaches * Restoring mental clarity and alertness * Boosting morale There will be no oils used,... Read More