2023 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:
    • GiveButter - No minimum donation amount but higher fees.
    • Start a Facebook fundraiser for Linn Benton Food Share! Learn more.
  • Donate food
In 2022, OSU faculty, staff and students contributed 447,393 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.

2023 Participating Units and Coordinators

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

Unit Coordinators
6th Floor, Kerr Admin Kayleen Eng

Academic Success Center & Writing Center

Applied Economics

Anna Bentley

Donita Godwin

Biological & Ecological Engineering (BEE)

Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP)

Catherine Mullins and Jennifer Cohen 

Dianne Simpson and Kimberly Callahan

Career Development Center Katie Harvey
Chemistry Luanne Johnson
College of Business Brian Seale
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) Vikki Pointer

College of Education

College of Engineering

Chelsey Lynne

Janet Knudson

College of Forestry Jessica Fitzmorris and Terralyn Vandetta
College of Pharmacy Noelle Cummings
College of Public Health and Human Sciences  Rena Thayer 
College of Veterinary Medicine (Vet Med/VMD) Sara Smith
Controller’s Unit – Business Affairs, FA&A, AABC, AMBC, BEBC, FOBC (CEOAS only) Rhonda Thomassen, Candice Thomas, Stephanie Pearse, Christina Saechao and Sudie Swader
Crop and Soil Science Emmalie Goodwin
Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife  Christine Meiwes
Dept. of Horticulture Teri Pizzolatto
Extension Communications  Amy Baker
Extension Service, Clatsop County  Sandra Carlson
Extension Service, Tillamook County and Open Campus Kym Luth
Extension Service, Wallowa County 
Equal Opportunities Program
Jill Huffman
Sandi Hunt
Graduate School John McQueen
Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Shannon Reed
Honors College Student Association (HCSA/UHC) Maya Livni


Libraries (and Ecampus)

Linus Pauling Institute

Susie Conley

Megan Lawrence

Sandra Uesugi

Naval Science Beaver Battalion (NROTC) Lauri Morris, Brett Rucker and Chris Lasserre
Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance Laurie Henry
OSU Alumni Association (OSUAA) and OSU Foundation Julia Kleven, Piper Gazeley, Sara Knott, Jenna Moller, Lauren Servias 


Printing and Mailing

Registrars Office

Christine Atwood and Tamara Gash

Kelly Clark

Autumn Landis and Katrina Highland

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

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

Melissa Platt and Amy Timshel

Laura Relyea and Jen Edwards

School of Visual and Performing, & Design Arts (SVPDA)
School of Writing, Literature and Film
Shannon Sauvage
Molly McFerran
Student Health Services Heidi Wise

University Human Resources

University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS)

University Informaiton Technology (UIT)

Jeannine Cropley

Traci Melton

Alisha Brucker

University Relations and Marketing (URM) Theresa Hogue and Michelle Klampe
Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) Tyler Du