2022 Food Drive:  February 1 to 28

The Food Drive at Oregon State University has a long tradition of success. Every year during the month of February the university comes together and plans a wide variety of food and fund-raising activities to help the hungry. This effort is in conjunction with the Governor's State Employees Food Drive. The resources gathered by County Extension Offices, Experiment Stations, OSU-Cascades, and Centers associated with OSU go to their local food banks. Proceeds from the OSU in Corvallis benefit the non-profit agencies served in Linn-Benton Food Share. These agencies include local food pantries, the OSU food pantry, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, day care centers and shelter homes in Linn and Benton counties.


Oregon Food Bank can leverage funds
$1 = 4 pounds of food = over 3 meals

Why food and funds both matter

Donating food provides a direct connection between you and the hungry person who receives the food. Your food donation is tangible and reminds you that hungry people are just like you and me.

Cash donations get food to agencies. Food share agencies leverage funds by ordering low cost, hgh quality foods at quantities and prices not available to the average consumer.  Cash supports innovative programs that address the root causes of hunger through advocacy and public education.  It also keeps freezers running and trucks on the road.

  • Donate funds through the options below:
    • A Payroll Contribution (PDF fillable form)
      • Scan and email to shelly.signs@oregonstate.edu

      • Or mail to Shelly Signs, University Events, A402 Kerr Administration Bldg., Corvallis, OR 97331

      • Or upload to DocuSign. Have the final document sent to Shelly for processing.

    • If you wish for your donation to go to a region outside of Linn and Benton counties please contact shelly.signs@oregonstate.edu for more information on how to direct your contribution to another area in Oregon.

  • Make a one-time contribution.  Participate in a fundraising event.  All checks should be made payable to "Linn Benton Food Share" (or LBFS.)  See your unit coordinator for information on how to deposit your contribution.
  • Donate online to Linn Benton Food Share through:
  • Donate food
In 2020, OSU faculty, staff and students contributed 392,596 meals to the Linn Benton Food Share!

Who we help

The annual OSU Food Drive primarily raises donations for the Linn Benton Food Share.  OSU entities located in regions outside of Linn and Benton counties are encouraged to keep their donations local and simply report what they raise back to the Food Drive chair.

Learn more about our partners:

Coordinator Resources

Every year departments, extension offices, student groups and clubs across campus participate in the Food Drive. Every effort counts, both big and small, so have fun, and know that your efforts are helping to feed hungry children and their families in our community.

View past results.

2021 Participating Units and Coordinators

If you do not see your unit represented, please contact Shelly.signs@oregonstate.edu.

    5th Floor, Kerr Admin

    Jeannine Cropley

    6th Floor, Kerr Admin

    Kayleen Eng
    Academic Success Center Clare Creighton
    Applied Economics Donita Godwin
    Athletics Kimya Massey
    Biological & Ecological Engineering (BEE)  Catherine Mullins and Jennifer Cohen
    Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP) Dianne Simpson and Chris Mundt
    Capital Planning & Development Keahi McFadden
    College of Business Brian Seale
    College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Vikki Pointer
    College of Education Missy Kloos
    College of Engineering Janet Knudson
    College of Forestry Jessica Fitzmorris and Terralyn Vandetta
    College of Pharmacy Andrea Friesen
    College of Public Health and Human Sciences (includes TEAM Oregon) Rena Thayer and Rhonda McCormick
    College of Veterinary Medicine (Vet Med/VMD) Jana Gordon and Sara Smith

    Controller’s Group – Business Affairs, FA&A, AABC, ASBC, AMBC, BEBC,

    Rhonda Thomassen, Lissa Perrone, April Cummings, Jonathan Rosa, Curtis Black, Candice Hambley, Laura Frye, Christine Atwood, Andrea Norris and Angela Franklin
    Crop and Soil Science Emmalie Goodwin
    Chemistry Luanne Johnson
    Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife Christine Meiwes
    Dept. of Horticulture Lee Ann Julson
    Division of Information & Technology (UIT) Scott Emery and David Goodrum
    Ecampus Carlea White and Ann Gannon
    Environmental & Molecular Toxicology (EMT) Mary Mucia
    Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC) Sandy Reichhuber, Debbie Sayer and Amy Baker
    Extension Service, Clatsop County Sandra Carlson
    Extension Service, Lincoln County Celia August
    Extension Service, Tillamook County and Open Campus Lisa Downing
    Extension Service, Wallowa County Jill Huffman
    Food Science and Technology Jeff Clawson (and Deborah Yacas - or by committee)
    Graduate School Rosemary Garagnani
    Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Shannon Reed
    Health Science Business Center (HSBC) Candice Hambley
    Honors College Student Association (HCSA/UHC) Clare Jayawickrama
    INTO OSU Kyle Barnes
    Libraries Megan Lawrence
    Linus Pauling Institute Sandra Uesugi
    Naval Science Beaver Battalion (NROTC) Lauri Morris and Helen Howery
    Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance Angela Portz
    Office of Institutional Diversity Pamela Johnson
    Office of International Services Cindy Nair
    Office of the Registrar Autumn Landis and Karren Cholewinski
    Office of Undergraduate Education (does not include ROTC) Tamara Belknap
    OSU Alumni Association (OSUAA) and OSU Foundation Julia Kleven, Caitlyn Douglas, Allison Culver, Piper Gazeley and Tricia Riley
    OSU-Cascades Marichelle Gurski
    Physics Kelly Carter
    Printing and Mailing Jeff Todd
    School of Arts and Communications Shannon Sauvage
    School of Life Sciences (microbiology, integrative biology, biochemistry and biophysics) Mary Fulton, Traci Durrell-Khalife
    School of Public Policy (Sociology, Economics, Political Science) Laura Relyea
    School of Writing, Literature and Film Molly McFerran
    SEE (OMN, SLI, DCE and Craft Center).  Rhonda Head (Thompson)
    Statistics, College of Science  Valarie Thrower
    Transportation Services Justin Fleming
    University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) Traci Melton
    University Relations and Marketing Theresa Hogue and Michelle Klampe
    VSA Lyn Carson