Food Drive Calendar of Events

  • Complete the Food Drive Event Submission form - This information will be sent to OSU Today on your behalf.

Please note that all events where food is served or sold (i.e. bake sales, soup lunches, etc.) are for OSU faculty, employees and students only.



CSS Gift Baskets Online Auction! We have 6 expertly crafted gift baskets to auction off. Online auction from 2/21-2/27. Stop by Crop Science 109 to see them in person. Contact Emmalie Goodwin with any questions.

Food for Thought! Make a Food Drive donation and take home a new book! Bring a cash, check or a non-perishable food item to the Linus Pauling Institute (LPSC 307) between 10 AM – 6 PM on Tues. Feb. 28 and choose from one (or more!) of our books on nutrition and/or Linus Pauling. Also, come to our Linus Pauling Day Celebration from 4-6 PM on the LPSC 3rd floor for a free raffle entry to win a copy of Visions of Pauling, edited by OSU’s Chris Peterson.  Those who bring Food Drive donations to the event will get an extra raffle ticket. Light refreshments provided.

BEE Flea Market: Stop by 116 Gilmore Hall Feb. 20 -24 to find your favorite treasure! Choose from records, cross stitch supplies, games, bags, art and more! Venmo/Cash/Checks accepted. FMI contact

School of Life Sciences Online Silent Auction 2023: This is the annual auction co-organized/sponsored by the OSU School of Life Sciences; Biochemistry & Biophysics, Integrative Biology, and Microbiology. Auction will be open from February 14-22 and all proceeds go to Linn Benton Food Share. The auction features original artworks, gift cards/certificates, gift baskets, plants, activities and sooooo much more! For questions contact

The CCVM Chili Cook Off is back! Come join in on some healthy competition to help decide who has the best chili. Categories include best vegetarian, best overall, and most creative! The cook off takes place on Wednesday, February 22 at 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Magruder Hall. To participate it is $3.00 for a bowl of chili and samples or $5.00 for chili samples, a bowl of chili, cornbread and a drink. For questions,

Taco Delivery Initiative: It's the last lunch of the food drive in the College of Forestry sponsored by Tallwood Design Institute from 12-1pm, February 27 in Richardson Hall’s 2nd Floor knuckle.  For more information contact

Win a basket: Tree-lovers can take their chances on a bountiful basket featuring three popular titles from OSU Press and OSU Extension. Enter to win “Trees to Know,” “Shrubs to Know,” and “Native and Ornamental Conifers” — plus tree-themed gifts and even a baby tree. Donate $2 per ticket or three for $5 through Give Butter (under $10) or Network for Good ($10 or more) and forward your receipt to to get your tickets, or drop by 422 Kerr. Drawing on Feb. 28.

Campus mail pickup: During the month of February, Printing and Mailing’s Campus Mail will be collecting food donations for Linn-Benton Food Share. We will be dropping off collection bags in your mailboxes; just leave any contributions in the bag in your mail area and we will pick them up. The last pickup will be Feb. 24. If you don’t receive a bag and want one, please email

Pet Photo Contest: Check out the College of Forestry Pet Photo Contest hosted by the FERM Department. We have some fabulous entries in 5 different categories. Stuff that ballot box for your favorites! $1 per vote.  Contact for more information.

CCVM Hot Dog Sale: Come to the annual hot dog sale at Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine on Thursday, February 16th at 11:30 to 1:00 pm. Hot dogs and veggie dogs will be available. You can purchase a single hot dog for $2 or two dogs, chips, and soda for $5. Contact for questions.

EESS Plant and Valentines sale: Stop by Gilmore Hall February 13 from 12-2 pm to purchase an amazing plant and Valentine card for yourself or your favorite Valentine. A portion of the sales goes to the OSU Food Drive.  For questions contact

Printing and Mailing's Putt, Toss, and Hook Tournament. Brush off your putting, bean bag tossing and/or ring hook skills, win bragging rights and prizes! $5 for 8 putts, tosses or rings hooked. The most accumulated points at the end of February wins. To enter and play just stop by Printing and Mailing's front office on Research Way any week day throughout the drive between 8:00-5:00. For questions, contact

College of Forestry Book Sale: Come browse our selection of books in Richardson Hall’s 1st floor knuckle February 6 through 10. Prices drop each day but buy early to avoid being disappointed! Email with questions.

CCVM used book and DVD sale: Starting February 1st, come find your next great read or movie at the CCVM book and DVD sale. There is a large collection to pick from and books will continue to be collected. Checks can be made out to the Linn Benton Food Share.

Quilt and Art Raffle: The College of Forestry invites you to visit or stop by the help desk located in PFSC 209 to view raffle items and buy tickets.

Soup Lunch: Join the College of Forestry's Forest Engineering, Resources and Management Department for soup from 12-1pm on Wednesday, Feb 8 in Richardson Hall's 2nd Floor knuckle. $3 for a bowl of soup with bread or $5 all you can eat.  Desserts also available.

College of Forestry 5K/10K Virtual Run: "Race to the Top Banana." You have the option to receive a t-shirt to commemorate your race. Your entry fee of $25 will go to the Linn Benton Food Share to help feed those in need in our community. Complete your registration by Feb.22 and email with any questions.

OSULP Bake Sale: The OSU Libraries & Press will be hosting a Bake Sale on Feb. 9 from 3-4pm. The event will be held in the main lobby of the Valley Library. Donations can be paid in cash or through Venmo. Come enjoy a sweet treat and donate to a great cause!  For questions contact

Stop by Kerr 422 and pick up your raffle ticket to win a packed Valentine's Day basket, loaded with everything you need for a romantic evening! Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Drawing will be held on Monday, February 13 and the winner notified by email so you'll be all set for The Big Day.  Contact with questions.

Stop by the ILLC lobby, Feb. 9-17, 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday, and support our fundraiser for the OSU Food Drive! Vote for the cutest pet at INTO OSU and support a good cause. All donations will be going to the Linn Benton Food Share.  For more information contact

Sweets & Treat Silent Auction! Bidding from 10am-3pm, February 14. Winners notified after 3pm. Come and bid on some great treats! Crop Science room 119.  For more info contact

Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 9 am to 3 pm CRB 2008. Join us for houseplants, baked goods, home-canned products, hand crafted items, and fresh flower bouquets.  See our new home at the lovely Coast Range Building, 4575 SW Research Way, off-campus in Corvallis. Plenty of parking!! For more information, contact

Need a treat for Valentine's day? Luckily, INTO OSU is having a Bake Sale Fundraiser for the OSU Food Drive on Valentine's Day! Treats are $1 and are being sold in the ILLC lobby from 9am to 1pm on Feb. 14. For more information, please contact Susie Conley at

School of Public Policy Soup/Bread/Dessert Sale – Swing by Bexell 326 on Wednesday, February 15 between 11am – 2pm to warm up with a homemade bowl of soup, bread, and dessert. Suggested donations are $5. See the link for more information and the menu. We are working to accommodate vegan, vegetarian, and meatatarian diets, and will list additional dietary restrictions.  Fore more info contact

SOLD OUT - THIS PROJECT IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS. Personalized Poems for the OSU Food Drive: Want a personalized poem for yourself, a friend, a Valentine, or anyone else? Want to support a great cause? Buy a poem from the Academic Success Center & Writing Center to support the OSU Food Drive! Complete this Google form] to submit a request.

Support the OSU Food Drive by visiting our plants, puns, and poetry sale on Thursday, February 16 from 10am-3pm outside Waldo Hall (on Jefferson). Fall in love with a new plant, pick up a funny pun card, or get a poem typed for you on the spot on a typewriter. For questions, contact

Indulge your inner Cookie Monster with the Extension Communications Bake Sale! On Monday, February 20 at noon, swing by the MU Plaza and choose from a variety of baked goods, all individually wrapped and ready to go. Take a tasty treat and pay what you can. Proceeds benefit Linn Benton Food Share and go a long way toward making our community stronger. See you there!  For questions contact

Soup Lunch: Join the College of Forestry's Wood Science & Engineering Department for soup from 12-1pm on Wednesday, Feb 22 in Richardson Hall's 2nd Floor knuckle. $3 for a bowl of soup with bread or $5 all you can eat.  Desserts also available.

OSULP Soup Lunch: The OSU Libraries & Press will be hosting a Soup Lunch event on Feb. 23 benefiting the OSU Food Drive. There will be soups, breads/crackers, desserts and drinks available. There will also be a limited number of ceramic bowls for sale while supplies last. Suggested donation is $5-$10 and can be paid in cash or through Venmo. Come enjoy a hearty soup that benefits a great cause!  For questions contact

Think you have the cutest critter? The funniest fur baby? The most unusual mutt? Here’s your chance to prove it to the world! Enter the Extension Communications Pet Photo Contest with a minimum $5 donation for each photo. Send your photos to by February 24 along with your donation receipt from either Network for Good or Give Butter. Categories are Cutest, Funniest and Most Unusual. Winners will be notified at the end of the month and receive their prize. Donations benefit Linn Benton Food Share. Show off your pet and feed your community at the same time!

Did you know that the average American only walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day? However, the CDC recommends that adults should aim for 10,000 steps per day! Do you know how many steps you’re taking a day? Let’s take steps together to help the hungry. All proceeds will be donated to the Linn Benton Food Share. Join the Virtual Steps Challenge and see how many steps you can get in! The top two individuals who have the most cumulative steps between Feb 1 – 28 will each receive a gift card (donated by staff).

BEE PB&J Bar: BEE's annual PB&J bar is throughout the month of February thanks to a bread donation from New Morning Bakery in 116 Gilmore Hall from 8-5. Suggested donation of $3.  For more information contact

The Bird Walk is back! We’re live and on campus, bringing back the Bird Walk in all its glory! Join Amerie Lommen as she guides enthusiasts around the Corvallis campus, pointing out local birds and their habitats. Get in a good walk at lunch time and learn about nature right here at OSU. We have two sessions this year, one on February 21 and another on February 23. Donations are a minimum $5 per person. Email for instructions and to reserve your spot. But hurry – this is always a popular event and space is limited!

School of Public Policy Basket Raffle: Buy some tickets to have a chance to win a variety of baskets put together by the School of Public Policy departments. The prizes will vary from a handmade quilted runner and placemat set to passes to mini-golf and bowling for the family (see the link for details or swing by Bexell 300A). Tickets are 3 for $5 with no limit and you get to choose which basket you would like a chance to win. Winners will be drawn and contacted on Feb. 27. If you would like to participate virtually, you can pay via Venmo @janicadobra and email with which basket(s) you would like to put your tickets in the drawing for. 

Please join us at Nash 104 for a bake sale to benefit the OSU Food Drive. Goodies go on sale starting 10am on Feb. 22, and will be available until 5pm or we run out. Coffee and Tea will be available from 1am to 11am to go with your treats. $1 for small treats, $3 for large treats, and $0.50 for a cup of coffee or tea. Please contact with any questions.

Run the O’Course - How tough are you? Take a chance at running the NROTC Marine Obstacle Course and help support the OSU Food Drive. Join us on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 8am-5pm for your chance to get the best time of running the course. Cost is $5 or $7 the day of event (all fees go to the Food Drive.) See Facebook event for full details or contact Lauri Morris at for a flyer.

It’s time again for the FWCS Food Drive Raffle to benefit the Linn Benton Food Share! Drs. Selina and Scott Heppell have once again graciously offered a coastal fishing trip as the grand prize. Two other lucky winners will win a beautiful gift basket designed by the department. $5 donation per entry ticket, or 5 tickets for $20. Drawing to be held March 1st – contact with any questions.

Enjoy a hearty meal with Integrative Biology, Wednesday, February 1 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Sample several chilis--vote for your favorite! Baked potatoes included, with plenty of toppings! $7 suggested donation; all proceeds support Linn Benton Food Share. Coast Range Building, 4575 SW Research Way, off-campus. Plenty of parking!! For questions, contact

Bake Sale in Furman Hall - The College of Education is supporting the OSU Food Drive. The Community Outreach and Engagement committee is offering sweet treats for sale in Furman Hall from February 1 through 3. Come pick out a goodie and know that your dollars will support the OSU Food Drive.

Looking for a new read? Come check out the used book sale at the ILLC lobby. We have books, magazines, and other media for sale as a fundraiser for the OSU Food Drive. The sale will take place on Friday, Feb. 3rd from 11am to 1pm. For more information, contact Susie Conley at

Soup Lunch: Join the College of Forestry's Forest Ecosystems and Society Department for soup from 12-1pm on Wednesday, Feb 1 in Richardson Hall's 2nd Floor knuckle. $3 for a bowl of soup with bread or $5 all you can eat.  Desserts also available.

CCVM Food Drive Soup Sale: Come to Magruder Hall atrium (look for the big bear statue) for a soup lunch to support the food drive on Monday, February 6 at 11:30-1:00 pm. We will have a variety of options for all! A bowl of soup is $3 and $5 for soup, bread and beverage. For questions, contact 

Come join us for breakfast for lunch at Nash 104J on Feb. 7! Our $5 blue plate special includes complimentary coffee, and all proceeds go to the OSU Food Drive. Plates will be available from 12-1pm at Nash 104J. For questions, contact

SOLD OUT!School of Public Policy Plant Sale: Find an easy to care for plant to add to your office or home (we'll even throw in a care guide). There will be a wide variety of plants to choose from and the suggested donations will be printed on the individual plants. The plants go fast, so be sure to swing by 418 Bexell early in the month for the best choices. See the link for a plant list.

Soup Lunch: Join the College of Forestry's Admin Departments for soup from 12-1pm on Wednesday, Feb 15 in Richardson Hall's 2nd Floor knuckle. $3 for a bowl of soup with bread or $5 all you can eat.  Desserts also available.

Soup Competition - Come join {and judge} the FWCS Cooks and Cohorts as they put their ladles where their mouths are and compete for the coveted golden ladle. The competition will be held in Nash 104J on Feb. 15 from 12 to 1:30pm and feature three categories: Vegan, Vegetarian, and Other. $5 to taste all soups, $2 for a bowl for your favorite. Contact for additional information or questions.

Forestry Silent Auction and Bake Sale: Our in-person silent auction makes a return on Feb. 14 this year with some fabulous handcrafted and lightly used items perfect for gifting (or not). You can also just stop by and pick up a sweet treat at our bake sale. Sales and bidding starts at 10am and ends promptly at 3pm in the PFSC Atrium.  For more information contact

CCVM Bake Sale will be open on February 13 & 14. Individually wrapped baked goods will be available in the Magruder Hall atrium from 9 am to 5 pm. We will have sweets that accommodate all dietary needs. Check out the sale before items sell out! For questions, contact

Stop by Kerr 422 and pick up your raffle ticket to win a packed Valentine's Day basket, loaded with everything you need for a romantic evening! Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Drawing will be held on Monday, February 13 and the winner notified by email so you'll be all set for The Big Day.  Contact with questions.