Office for Student Involvement

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

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

OSI Service Window Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Golden Grizzlies Pantry

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.


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


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.

Shopping in the Pantry:

Now welcoming walks-ins and appointments. Before shopping in the pantry, please complete the OU Health Screening located through MySail. If our physical location is closed, please email for assistance.

Hours of Operation:

December 7-23, 2021:

Monday- Thursday: 9 am- 2 pm

Fridays: CLOSED

December 24, 2021- January 3, 2022: CLOSED

Winter Semester 2022 (Jan-April, 2022)

Monday: 9 am - 5 pm

Tuesday: 11 am- 3 pm

Wednesday: 10 am- 6 pm

Thursday: 11 am - 3 pm

Friday: 12 pm - 2 pm

2nd Saturday of every month: 11 am- 2 pm

Walk-ins are welcome Monday-Friday, 8 am- 5 pm! Please enter through Office for Student Involvement (Room 49) for assistance.

Contact Us: 

Rae Johnson (Manager) at Phone: (248) 370-2400


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

Donate to the Pantry

Schedule a Donation Drop-Off

Donation drop-off form

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. 

**Items to Avoid: expired food, clothes, perishable food items**

In-demand Items:

  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
  • Spices
  • 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 (Walmart/Meijer/Kroger)
  • Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, paper towel, toilet paper, etc.) 
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 for additional questions/concerns of if you are interested in organizing a food drive.


Our volunteers play a key role in the success of our food pantry. Before volunteering in the pantry, please complete the following:

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

COVID-19 Resources

Michigan Department of Human Services

Oakland – Pontiac-Woodward District 04
51111 Woodward Ave, 5th Floor
Pontiac, 48342
(248) 975-5200

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

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 

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

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

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

Michigan 2-1-1

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. Care package requests are available 24/7.

Care Package Request Form