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Donating to Helping Hands

Thank you for donating to Helping Hands!   We accept food items, non-food items, and monetary donations throughout the year.  Donations can be dropped off at Helping Hands anytime the pantry is open.  When the pantry is closed, donations can be dropped off at the Student Life Box Office located in the Larson Student Center, Building #8.

Help us ensure that every student has a delicious meal on Thanksgiving.  All donations will be used to put together meal kits for OCC students and their families!

Click here to find out how you can help us promote a hunger-free campus community this holiday season!

Monetary donations can be dropped off at the pantry or made online at Please choose “Helping Hands” from the drop-down menu.

We have created an Amazon Wish List for some of our most needed items:

  • Cheese/Peanut Butter Crackers
  • Beef Jerky
  • Applesauce Cups/ Pouches
  • Pudding/ jello
  • Granola Bars
  • Pasta
  • Soups
  • Individually packed nuts/ trail mix
  • Fruit snacks
  • Canned vegetables/ fruit
  • Instant Macaroni & Cheese
  • Chips/ pretzels/ goldfish
  • Bottled juices/ Gatorade/ Powerade
  • Bottled water
  • Jarred/ canned pasta sauce
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Oatmeal/ cereal
  • Shelf stable milk
  • Grocery store gift cards
  • Gas cards
  • Gift cards
  • Plastic forks, spoons, knives
  • Napkins
  • Disposable plates and bowls

Our pets need care too!  We are accepting all types of pet food, pet treats, bedding, and supplies!


Helping Hands now has a “Grab and Go” section in the pantry.  Students are able to heat up these meals right in the pantry!  Or they can bring them home for an easy, delicious meal.  Grab and Go’s include Cup of Noodles, Soup, Tuna Boxes, Mac and Cheese, and more!

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