Harvest Food Pantry, Closet, Free Store, Garden and Apiary

The Owens Harvest Project


Our Commitment

We choose to name our project in accordance with our commitment to 
Help
All people
Reap the
Value and
Experience of
Serving and working
Together.
Learning doesn’t happen to us. We harvest knowledge from each new experience.

The “Harvest” project was established in 2011 with the opening of the community garden.  Students were in need of on-campus service opportunities and thus, the garden was created.  The Food Pantry followed in 2012, followed closely by the Career Closet.  The apiary was added in 2019 and the campus FREE Store was opened in October of 2021.

Each of these programs offers specific resources, support and connection to Owens students and the broader community.  We build community at Owens by identifying the needs of our students and then working together toward solutions.  By doing this on campus, it is our hope to build engaged citizens who upon graduating from Owens will continue to take action in their local communities.

To Request Pantry Assistance

Please fill out our Owens Harvest Food Pantry Intake Form to request Pantry assistance.

To Donate Items

View our donation wish list here. >>
If you would like to host an event or donation drive to benefit the Harvest Project, please email connections@owens.edu.

Monetary donations can be directed to the Owens Community College Foundation.  When providing a monetary gift, you can designate the Owens Harvest Project as the recipient.

The Owens Harvest Food Pantry serves both the Toledo-area and Findlay-area Campuses. Findlay students should also complete the Food Pantry request form and choose “Findlay” as their pick-up location. We will arrange delivery according to student needs.

Food Pantry locations

College Hall (CH) 123
Toledo Maps & Directions
Appointments preferred.
Must present a valid Owens ID

The pantry service is available whenever Owens classes are in session and is closed during holiday breaks and when weather is inclement.

For more information, please email connections@owens.edu.

Career Closet

The Career Closet is presently located in College Hall 123 and is open by appointment only. Please email connections@owens.edu.

Students are welcome to acquire professional clothing items for interviews, job fairs or class presentations.