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Owls Nest

Support Our Students

Help our students by donating to the Owls Nest Center!

Holidays Food Drive

Donate any of these items to our Owls Nest food pantry through Dec. 8 for our Holiday Food Drive  — so that our students who visit our food pantry are supported during winter holiday break!

Drop-off Location: Owls Nest Center, Room 2152 in Lower Campus Center

Please check expiration dates on food items before donating. We appreciate your attention to this important detail.

Note to Students: You will be able to start picking up groceries during the week of finals for support during winter recess.

We welcome these food item donations!

Please check expiration dates on food items before donating. We appreciate your attention to this important detail.

Canned Meat

  • Tuna fish
  • Chicken
  • Salmon
  • Canned ham
  • Spam
  • Other canned meat

Canned Vegetables

  • Whole kernel corn
  • Cream style corn
  • Green beans (any)
  • Other canned beans Peas
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Other Vegetables

Other Foods in Cans or Jars

  • Pears
  • Peaches
  • Applesauce
  • Fruit Cocktail
  • Soup
  • Tomato Sauces
  • Pasta Sauces
  • Cooking oil
  • Salad Dressing
  • Baby food/formula
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Beanie Weenie
  • Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Other canned fruits

Breakfast Items

  • Cereal (hot and cold)
  • Granola/Breakfast Bar
  • Oatmeal
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Syrup

Soup & Sauce

  • Canned soup
  • Dried soup mix
  • Gravy jar/can
  • Gravy dry mix
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Salad Dressing
  • Chili

Dessert Items

  • Cake Mix
  • Frosting
  • Pudding (ready to eat)
  • Jello (ready to eat)
  • Pudding dry mix
  • Jello dry mix


  • Hot Sauce
  • Mayonaise
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Others


  • Garlic Powder
  • Italian Spice mix
  • Adobo
  • Sason
  • Other spices


  • Kool Aid mix
  • Fruit Juice
  • Tea
  • Lemonade
  • Powdered Milk

Dry Goods

  • Rice (white and brown)
  • Noodles
  • Rice Mixes
  • Coffee Beans
  • Tea Flour
  • Corn meal
  • Sugar
  • Pancake Mix
  • Crackers
  • Mixed nuts
  • Cookies
  • Sugar substitutes
  • Low/no salt items
  • Low/no sugar items


  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Dried Pasta
  • Ravioli
  • Spaghettios
  • Other pasta items


  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Feminie Hygiene Products
  • Toilet tissue
  • Kleenex
  • Disposable razors
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrush
  • Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Chapstick

Tip: Next time you stay in a hotel and have unopened toiletries, grab them and donate to the Owls Nest!

Project Hope Initiative

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Prefer to Donate Online to the Food Drive?

Visit the Hope Initiative FHDA Foundation donation page to make a donation.

Then Designate Your Gift in honor of the Owls Nest Winter Recess Food Drive.

Learn more about the Hope Initiative and how it supports students' basic needs.

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Basic Needs Center


Building 2100, Room 2152

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