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Office for Student Involvement

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

OSI Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

OSI Service Window Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Office for Student Involvement

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

OSI Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

OSI Service Window Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Golden Grizzlies Pantry

To protect the health and safety of our community and in response to the executive order issued by the Governor to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Golden Grizzlies Pantry is open for appointments only. The Golden Grizzlies Pantry continues to provide food assistance to students through the Student Emergency Relief Fund. If you need assistance, please apply for the Student Emergency Relief Fund.

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.

Shopping in the Pantry:

To protect the health and safety of those in our OU community, please schedule an appointment first before shopping in the pantry.

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. To visit the Pantry, please submit an intake form.

Intake Form:

If you are visiting the Pantry for the first time, please submit the   Golden Grizzlies Pantry Intake Form.

Hours of Operation:

Fall 2020: Beginning November 17, 2020 the pantry is open on Tuesdays only from 12 pm- 6 pm. The pantry will be open every Tuesday until December 15, 2020.

If you have a food emergency and our physical location is closed, please email oupantry@oakland.edu 

Contact Us: 

Raenece Johnson (Manager) at oupantry@oakland.edu Phone: (248) 370-2400

Location:

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

Donate to the Pantry

Food Items and Gift Cards

Donations can be dropped off in the pantry during hours of operation. This semester we are open Monday, Wednesday-Friday 10am-3pm and Tuesday 1pm-6pm. If those days/times do not work, you may schedule a donation drop off.

Due to COVID-19, donations can only be scheduled to be picked out outside the Oakland Center. To schedule a donation drop-off, please submit the form below.

Schedule a Donation Drop-Off

Please use this google form to schedule an appointment for a donation drop off.

In addition to non-perishable items, The Golden Grizzlies Pantry accepts gift card donations to local grocery stores in assisting individuals with the purchase of perishable items. 

In-demand Items:

  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
  • Snack bars (nutri-grain/granola bars)
  • Canned fruit 
  • Microwaveable soups
  • Rice/Pasta sides
  • Condiments (Jelly, Mayo, Spices, Salad Dressings)
  • Gluten-free/Vegan/Vegetarian options
  • Gift cards to local grocery stores
Gift Fund

Your donation can transform lives with Aspire. Advance. Achieve. The Campaign for Oakland University. Donations can be made online through University Advancement.

Email oupantry@oakland.edu for additional questions/concerns of if you are interested in organizing a food drive.

Volunteer

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

All volunteers must submit a volunteer form each time they volunteer. Volunteers can sign up here.

Volunteer Check-In form

Volunteer Agreement Form
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

COVID-19 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

Care Package Request

Students may request a care package containing items such as non-perishable foods, toiletries, and self-care items for Thanksgiving recess. Care packages will be distributed on November 19th-24th 2020. To request a care package, please submit the form below.

Care Package Request Form Fall 2020