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Harvest Food Pantry, Career Closet and Community Garden


Harvest Free Store

The Harvest Free Store will be incorporated into the Harvest Food Pantry and Career Closet and will be open to anyone who wants to donate or take items for free during open center hours.  This will be a place for useable items to be exchanged, helping us foster a continued community of support for our students, while also working to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills by giving unwanted items a “second life.” Join us to see the space and learn about our continuing sustainability and student basic needs efforts.

Join us for an Open House!

October 25 · 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
College Hall 148
Toledo-area Campus

What items will the Free Store accept?

  • Office/school supplies (gently used or new)
  • Washed and wearable clothing in good condition
  • Washed bedding gently used
  • New or very gently used pillows
  • Working electronics
  • Clean kitchenware (pots, pans, baking dishes, crock pots, utensils, toasters, etc.)
  • Diapers, wipes or supplies for baby
  • New socks and underwear
  • Lamps/clocks
  • New cleaning items (buckets/brooms/mops)
  • *when deciding whether an item can be donated please contact CCCC staff members. Be practical and respectful.  Do not donated items that are unhygienic, contain any personal identification or are against college policy. (e.g. candles)

We will NOT accept:

  • Used undergarments
  • Used hygiene items of any kind (sponges, toothbrushes, etc.)
  • Mattresses
  • Large furniture
  • Used cleaning items
  • Books (book donations can be directed to the 577 Foundation in Perrysburg)

The Owens Harvest Project was founded in 2010 in response to a growing awareness of food insecurity on our campus and a desire to develop opportunities for on-campus service experiences for Owens students. The pantry, garden and career closet all exist to offer support to Owens students – either those in need of food or those seeking service experiences to meet course requirements.

To Request Food Pantry Assistance

Please fill out our Owens Harvest Food Pantry Intake Form to request Food Pantry items and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

To Donate

The Owens Harvest Food Pantry is a registered food pantry of the Toledo Seagate Food Bank. While most of our food inventory is supplied by Seagate, donations are always accepted for nutritious, non-perishable food items. Hygiene and cleaning items are also appreciated.

All members of the Owens community are invited to support the food pantry through food donations or volunteer efforts. Donations can also be made to the Toledo Seagate Food Bank or the Enpuzzlement Food Warehouse and designated for the Owens Harvest Food Pantry.

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.

Go to the Seagate Foodbank Donations website to donate.

You may also contact Service Learning for details, (567) 661-2275.

Toledo Food Pantry Details

College Hall (CH) 147
Toledo Maps & Directions
By Appointment ONLY.
For registered Owens students. Must present a valid Owens ID

The Toledo pantry is open 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 147 and is open by appointment only.
Students are welcome to acquire professional clothing items for interviews, job fairs or class presentations.

Findlay Food Pantry Details

The Owens Harvest Food Pantry serves both the Toledo and Findlay 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.