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, high 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:
    • Payroll contributions - submit new and updated contributions using the Power Form
    • 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 2021, OSU faculty, staff and students contributed 467,378 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.

2022 Participating Units and Coordinators

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

    6th Floor, Kerr Admin

    Kayleen Eng

    Academic Success Center & Writing Center

    Agricultural Education

    Anna Bentley

    Dawn Moyer

    Applied Economics


    Donita Godwin

    Mak Khan

    Biological & Ecological Engineering (BEE)

    Catherine Mullins and Jennifer Cohen


    Luanne Johnson

    Circle K International

    Jessica Li

    College of Business

    Brian Seale

    College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS)

    Vikki Pointer

    College of Education

    Missy Kloos

    College of Engineering

    Janet Knudson

    College of Forestry

    Jessica Fitzmorris and Terralyn Vandetta

    College of Pharmacy

    Noelle Cummings

    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 Unit – Business Affairs, FA&A, AABC, ASBC, AMBC, BEBC,

    Rhonda Thomassen, Lissa Perrone, Jonathan Rosa, Curtis Black,
    Candice Hambley, Laura Frye, Christine Atwood

    Crop and Soil Science

    Emmalie Goodwin

    Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife

    Christine Meiwes

    Dept. of Horticulture

    Lee Ann Julson

    Division of Information & Technology (UIT)

    Lisa Wetherell and Clarissa Amundsen

    Environmental & Molecular Toxicology (EMT)

    Extension Communications

    Mary Mucia

    Sandy Reichhuber, Debbie Sayer and Amy Baker

    Extension Service, Clatsop County

    Sandra Carlson

    Extension Service, Tillamook County and Open Campus

    Kym Hamann

    Extension Service, Wallowa County

    Jill Huffman

    Food Science and Technology


    Graduate School

    John McQueen

    Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC)

    Shannon Reed

    Honors College Student Association (HCSA/UHC)

    Maya Livni


    Julaine Nickels
    Megan Lawrence

    Linus Pauling Institute

    Naval Science Beaver Battalion (NROTC)

    Sandra Uesugi
    Lauri Morris, Michael Amavisca and Payton Harty

    Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance

    Laurie Henry

    Office of International Services

    Cindy Nair

    OSU Alumni Association (OSUAA) and OSU Foundation

    Julia Kleven, Allison Culver, Piper Gazeley, Gordon Fenn, Lauren Servias and Tricia Riley


    Christine Atwood


    Kelly Carter

    Printing and Mailing


    Kelly Clark

    Katie Harvey

    School of Visual and Performing, & Design Arts (SVPDA)

    Shannon Sauvage

    School of Life Sciences (microbiology, integrative biology, biochemistry and biophysics)

    Amy Timshel, Traci Durrell-Khalife

    School of Public Policy (Sociology, Economics, Political Science)

    Laura Relyea and Jen Edwards

    School of Writing, Literature and Film

    Molly McFerran

    SEE (OMN, SLI, DCE and Craft Center). 

    Student Health Services

    Rhonda Head (Thompson)


    University Facilities, Infrastructure and Ops (UFIO)

    Keahi McFadden and Stephanie Harrison

    University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS)

    Traci Melton

    University Relations and Marketing

    Theresa Hogue and Michelle Klampe

    Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)

    Lyn Carson