Owens Community College Owens Community College Harvest Food Pantries and Career Closet
Harvest ProjectThe Owens Harvest Project seeks to offer opportunitiesfor students to harvest knowledge through experience.With the Owens Harvest Project we are:H – HelpingA – All peopleR – Reap the benefits andV – Value ofE – Education throughS – Serving and workingT - Together
Community GardenThe Harvest Project began with the establishment of theOwens Harvest Community Garden – March 2011.•The garden was established as a first step in providing onsite service opportunities for learning communities’students.•A collaboration with Landscape and TurfgrassManagement, Urban Agriculture and Owens facilitiesmanagement was essential in the establishment andinstitutionalization of this project.•At the end of our first harvest, students in need wereapproaching us, asking for food.
Harvest Food Pantries• The Owens Harvest Food Pantries (Toledo and Findlay) were created to offer support to Owens’ students in need. Est. February 2012• The Toledo Seagate Food Bank, an established Service Learning partner offered to join forces with OCC and provide ongoing food support for the pantries.• In addition, the pantry offers on-campus opportunities for Service Learning and community giving.• Students from Health Sciences, Diet and Nutrition, English, Math, Business, Marketing and Sociology have used the pantry for course SL projects.
Students/Families Served (2012):•February – 129•March - 250•April – 289•May – 275•June – 263•July – 320Patrons must be registered Owens students with a validstudent ID. This is the only required criteria.