2021 Food Drive Calendar of Events: February 1 - February 26

  • Complete the Food Drive Event Submission form - This information will be sent to OSU Today on your behalf.
  • Add your event to OSU's Event Calendar if your event is open to the public and is non-food related event. NOTE: Add tag: osufooddrive and your event will also be automatically added to the below Food Drive Events calendar.

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.


Need event ideas? This is the 2021 Food Drive Calendar - check out the fun activities that were held last year. The 2022 calendar will go live the week before the next food drive begins.

Join the Food Science and Technology for its first silent auction benefiting the OSU Food Drive: https://www.32auctions.com/fst-food-drive-2021. Our auction features products, experiences, and handcrafted items donated by the FST Community. Onsite pick up only (at Wiegand Hall) for non-experience items. Auction begins at 8 am on Feb. 22nd and closes at 5 pm on Feb. 26. For questions, contact deborah.yacas@oregonstate.edu.

The OSU School of Life Sciences; Biochemistry & Biophysics, Integrative Biology, and Microbiology is holding their annual Silent Auction to benefit the Linn Benton Food Share. The auction will be online this year opening up the fun to more people. Please join us to bid on some really unique and amazing items!

OSU Foundation Silent Auction: Please join the OSU Foundation for their annual silent auction benefiting the OSU Food Drive.  https://www.32auctions.com/2021OSUF  Items range from handmade craft and artisanal items to gift cards and gift baskets from your favorite local hotspots. Shipping and onsite pickup is available for all items. Auction opens 9:00am Thursday (2/18) and runs through 4:00pm Friday (2/19). For questions, contact caitlyn.douglas@osufoundation.org

Foodie Friday blogposts highlighting archived soup recipes. As an online tribute to the Library’s soup lunch fundraiser that has been traditionally held “in-person” on behalf of the Food Drive, the “Speaking of History” blog on the OSU Special Collections and Archives page is going to feature write-ups on archived soup recipes on Fridays in February starting on the 12th. The posts will contain a link to the OSU Food Drive page for further information on donation. For the duration of February, the organizer will personally pledge a $1 for each time someone “leaves a reply” to these posts and their equivalent “likes” on the SCARC Facebook page.

College of Forestry Quilt and Bowl Raffle:  Get raffle tickets for a queen sized quilt, a wall-hanging quilt, and a wood-turned bowl from spalted Oregon maple burl.  Tickets are $1 a piece or 6 for $5: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bjRrAbXExl1sbVY

Auction:  OSU Information and Technology is sponsoring an online auction to benefit the food drive. Past items have included wine, gift baskets, handcrafted items, personalized tours and services. Bidding starts at 12pm on Feb. 22 and ends at noon on Feb. 24. Each bid received after 11:58am on Feb. 24 extends end time by 3 minutes or until 12:30pm. https://www.32auctions.com/UIT2021

Honors College is selling the following flavors in boxes of a dozen donuts: - Glazed for $12 - Jelly filled for $13 - Chocolate for $13  Each person who purchases a box will be entered into a raffle to win a Dutch Bros gift card!  Please fill out the following form to order: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8kNBYyVwnGXAgjs and email emily.garcia@Oregonstate.edu with any questions.

BEE is hosting a month-long online auction of art, crafts, jewelry, plants and much, much more!  In particular, we will auction at least one of BEE faculty member John Selker’s artisan crafted wood bowls, as well as Dominique Bachelet’s cards and a watercolor painting. 

College of Forestry Pet Contest - Vote for the most photogenic, best grumpy face, most homely, best goofy face, and best couple! Votes are $1 each and there is no voting limit! Vote by February 18: https://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/cof-pet-contest

College of Forestry Silent Auction:  Our silent auction is now open! The auction will run Monday, Feb 15-Thursday Feb 18. Bids close at 5pm! Check out our themed baskets, hand crafted items, and even bid on an happy hour experience with the dean! Items can be picked up on Monday, Feb. 22 from 10am-3pm at the RH Hatfield Courtyard.

Race to the Top Banana Virtual 5K/10K: Take part in the College of Forestry's virtual 5K/10K! Run or walk wherever you want - outdoors on a course of your choice or indoors on your treadmill. Complete by February 21st. You will receive a special medal to commemorate your race! $25, sign up here: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zPP9RCbsBrfcQl

Bird Walk: Join Extension Communications at noon on February 18th for Bird Talk, our follow-up to last year’s incredible Bird Walk. We will present and discuss birding topics appropriate for all skill levels. To participate, donate a minimum of $2 to GiveButter.com, list “OSU Food Drive - EESC Bird Talk” in the message/comment/designation box, and forward receipt to amy.baker@oregonstate.edu. Link upon receipt of your email.

Join the fight against hunger during OSU’s February Food Drive, with the Naval ROTC Beaver Battalion student group, by using the Facebook Donation link, virtually donating via Venmo @FAO-NROTC and noting “FOOD DRIVE” in the comments, or by physically donating food to the Drop Box at the north entrance of Cascade Hall. Every little bit helps, as donating only a dollar will pay for four pounds of food, which is over three meals. 

Nature Photo Contest: Extension Communications is offering a photo contest devoted to the natural world around us. Categories are landscape, birds/wildlife and macro (close-up imagery). Deadline is February 19. To participate, donate $2.00 or more per image (up to 3 images) to GiveButter.com, list “OSU Food Drive - EESC Photos” in message/comment/designation box, and forward your receipt to amy.baker@oregonstate.edu. Details in Box: https://oregonstate.app.box.com/f/54a8a9cadb06494a8e29ed5961473a47

Recipe Book: Now that all this Food Drive talk has your stomach growling, we’ve got the perfect way to satisfy those cravings - the Extension Communications Recipe Book! Donate a minimum of $2.00 to GiveButter.com, list “Food Drive - EESC Recipes” in the message/comment/designation box, and forward your receipt to amy.baker@oregonstate.edu. Recipe book will be sent as a pdf by email beginning February 12th.

Win a vinyl tote bag:  P&M Food Drive 2021: Support the local food drive by dropping off non-perishable foods, personal hygiene items, sanitation products or pet food at Printing & Mailing Services, 4700 SW Research Way, on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. during the month of February. Each donation gets entered into a drawing to win a one-of-a-kind vinyl tote bag. All donations benefit non-profit agencies in Linn and Benton counties. https://printmail.oregonstate.edu/food-drive-2021

Virtual High-Five:  Do you miss giving people High-Fives? Want a fun way to thank a co-worker? Send them a Virtual High-Five with a minimum $5.00 donation and you will automatically enter to win a Gift Card! The final day to send Virtual High-Five is FEBRUARY 19TH.

Recipes wanted: The OSU Foundation and the OSU Alumni Association are collecting recipes to make a cookbook to benefit the Annual Food Drive. Do you have a go-to recipe that gets rave reviews every time? All profits will benefit the Linn Benton Food Share. You can either submit your favorite recipe to be included in the cookbook (even if it’s not original, that’s OK, we have a space to mark it as “adapted from”). Deadline is Feb. 22. Nominate someone that you know that has an amazing recipe that you have always tried to get your hands on. We will contact that person and ask them to consider handing over the recipe to include in the cookbook. Finally, order your cookbook today. Deadline for ordering a cookbook is Feb. 22. You can pay by check, made out to LBFS (Linn Benton Food Share). Orders will be delivered sometime in March, once the cookbook is designed and completed. Digital copies are $10. Pre-sale printed copies are $15 before Feb. 19. Late order printed copies are $18 (Feb. 19-22). For more information, email Heather Rapp.

Auction:  Bid on themed Gift Baskets to donate to The Food Drive at Oregon State University. All proceeds will be donated to the Linn Benton Food Share. To participate in the auction please contact Valarie.Thrower@oregonstate.edu or visit https://www.32auctions.com/OSU-Statistics-GiftBasket Auction closes Feb. 21 at 11:45 pm.

Fur-Baby Fashion Show:  This high fashion event is perfect for pet parents who’ve always known their Fur-Babies were destined for stardom! Donate $3.00 to enter and participate  in the Fur-Baby Fashion Show from Feb 8 - Feb 14. For more info click HERE. The contest and voting will take place from Feb. 15 - Feb. 21 for a $2.00 donation per vote.

Food-for-All Walk:  The 3K Food-for-All Walk will be held virtually from Feb 7  - Feb 21. Donate $3.00 to participate. Your donation will also enter you to Win a Free Gift! Lisa Ganio will donate an additional  $5.00 for every participant who enters.