2021 Food Drive: February 1 to 26
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)
If you wish for your donation to go to a region outside of Linn and Benton counties please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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.
- Wondering if your department already has a coordinator? Check the list below. If your department does not have a coordinator, you are welcome to volunteer, the job is easy, fun and very rewarding! Contact OSU's Food Drive Coordinator Shelly Signs. She can help get you set up to hit the ground running!
- Fundraising event ideas and policies
- Food Collection
- Monetary Donations
- Publicizing your efforts have never been easier. All graphic elements and downloadable posters are easily downloadable through Box!
- Forms - One stop for the payroll contribution form, donation ledger form, and the raffle receipt summary form
2021 Participating Units and Coordinators
If you do not see your unit represented, please contact Shelly.email@example.com.
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|Academic Success Center||Clare Creighton|
|Applied Economics||Donita Godwin|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|