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Office for Student Involvement

Oakland Center, Room 49
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-2400
osi@oakland.edu

Office for Student Involvement

Oakland Center, Room 49
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-2400
osi@oakland.edu

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Golden Grizzlies' Pantry

Opening October 2018

The University strives to equip students with resources to overcome obstacles. To help students achieve the utmost success, the Golden Grizzlies’ Pantry tackles the barriers related to food insecurities.

An average of 36 percent of university students nationwide report experiencing food insecurity at some point in their college education (Goldrick-Rab, Richardson, Schneider, Hernandez & Cady, 2018).

Students shouldn’t have to worry about where their next meal is coming from.

About

The Golden Grizzlies’ Pantry assists those in need by providing food and community resources to positively impact success at Oakland University.

Contact Us: Rae Johnson (manager) at oupantry@oakland.edu.

Fall 2018 Hours of Operation:
Monday 1 – 3 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday 2 – 6 p.m.
Or schedule an appointment at oupantry@oakland.edu.

Location:
Office for Student Involvement, Oakland Center, Room 49
312 Meadow Brook Road Rochester, Michigan 48309-4454

Eligibility
Each individual may visit the pantry two times per month. In an event of an emergency, a third visit is available.

Any current Oakland University community member is eligible to receive support from the pantry.
Donate to the Pantry

Food Items and Gift Cards

To drop off items, please visit the Golden Grizzlies’ Pantry or 513 Varner Hall during open hours. The food pantry accepts non-perishable items as well as gift card donations to local grocery stores in assisting individuals with the purchase of perishable items.  

In-demand Items:

  • canned meats
  • microwaveable soups
  • rice
  • peanut butter
  • gluten-free options

If you have interest organizing a drive, please email oupantry@oakland.edu.

Gift Fund

Your donation can transform lives with Aspire. Advance. Achieve. The Campaign for Oakland University. 

Donations can be made online through University Advancement.

Volunteer

Our volunteers play a key role in the success of our food pantry.

To sign up, please email oupantry@oakland.edu.

Volunteer duties include:

  • Answering walk-in inquiries
  • Assisting with check-out, weighing items and updating the online database
  • Helping load, unload, and pick up at various sites across campus
  • Counting items in the food pantry and helping maintain an inventory sheet
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the pantry
  • Sorting through food items
Resources

Michigan Department of Human Services
Oakland – Pontiac-Woodward District 04
51111 Woodward Ave, 5th Floor
Pontiac, 48342
(248) 975-5200

WIC
96 Cesar E. Chaves Avenue
Pontiac, 48343
(877) 526-2438

Haven
801 Vanguard Drive
Pontiac, 48341
(248) 334-1274 (24-hour crisis and support line)
(877) 922-1274 (toll-free crisis line)

Oakland Family Services
130 Hampton Circle, Suite 100
Rochester Hills, 48307
(248) 858-7766
info@ofsfamily.org 

Salvation Army
469 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Pontiac, 48342
(248) 334-2407

Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic
45580 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, 48341
(248) 309-3752

OLHSA
196 Cesar E Chavez
Pontiac, 48342
(248) 209-2600

Michigan 2-1-1
mi211.org

Macomb Community Action
11370 Hupp Ave
Warren, 48089
(586) 759-9150