Food donated through the Food Drive must be non-perishable and commercially canned and packaged so the food will not spoil and can be handled safely and efficiently. There is a great need for food high in nutritional value. See the Most Wanted Foods poster for more information. Feel free to print this poster to use on your collection containers or at events.

Collecting food items

All food collected during the Food Drive should be taken to OSU Surplus located at 644 SW 13th Street in Corvallis, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You are responsible for weighing your donation prior to dropping it off. In order for the weight total to count for the competition, you must email your collected food weight to Teri Braun after you complete your drop off.

To make arrangements for food to be picked up before or after the drive, please contact Linn Benton Food Share at 541-752-1010.

Check your pantry for these needed and nutritious foods:

  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon, etc.)
  • Canned and boxed meals (soup, chili, stew, mac and cheese, etc.)
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned beans and peas (black, pinto, lentils, etc.)
  • Pasta, rice, cereal
  • Powdered milk
  • Canned fruits
  • 100% fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)

Products that cannot be accepted

To ensure food safety, Linn Benton Food Share cannot accept:

  • Rusty or unlabeled cans
  • Perishable items, except for donated garden produce. These items should be taken directly to a food bank during open hours.
  • Homemade items
  • Non-commercially canned/packaged items
  • Alcoholic beverages, mixes or soda