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!
Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted.
Due to COVID-19, our hours have changed. Please use the contact information below to reach out to us.
By appointment only on Thursdays, from May 13 - July 15. Please email to schedule your visit.
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.
- nonperishable food items (we cannot accept expired food items)
- 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.
Local Pantry Resources
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, some of this information may change. Call ahead before visiting.
Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.
Gleaners Community Food Bank
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak Gleaners has expanded food distribution locations across Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties. Visit their website for a map to find the food distribution location closest to you.
Food Pantry Locator
To speak to an operator for emergency food assistance, call 2-1-1. If you are unable to reach Michigan 2-1-1 by dialing directly, call the statewide toll-free number: 1-844-875-9211.
SNAP extends food stamp eligibility for students during pandemic
For students facing food insecurity during the pandemic, SNAP has extended program eligibility to provide access to food.
Student Services Spotlight: The Hawks’ Nest
The Hawks' Nest is open to serve students, by appointment only, on Monday and Thursday during the Fall 2020 semester.
Hawks’ Nest holds Stock the Pantry Food Drive Sept. 8-21
Food items are needed for the Hawks' Nest's Stock the Pantry Food Drive Sept. 8-21.
The Hawks’ Nest reopens for Fall 2020
Students can pick up food from the Hawks' Nest by appointment on Monday and Thursday during the Fall 2020 Semester.