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, Cascades Campus, and Centers associated with OSU go to their local food banks. Proceeds from the OSU Corvallis campus 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, shelter homes, and gleaning groups in Linn and Benton counties.


Oregon Food Bank can leverage funds $1 = 4 pounds of food = over 3 meals
OSU competes against other universities and offices through the Governor's State Employees Food Drive.

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. Cash keeps freezers running and trucks on the road. It also supports innovative programs that address the root causes of hunger through advocacy and public education. Plus food share agencies leverage funds by ordering low cost, hgh quality foods and quantities and prices not available to the average consumer.

In 2020, OSU faculty, staff and students contributed 392,596 meals to the Linn Benton Food Share!
View past results.

Who we help

The annual OSU Food Drive primarily raises donations for the Linn Benton Food Share.
However, we'd also like to highlight other resources on campus and statewide.

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.

2021 Participating Units and Coordinators

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

    5th Floor, Kerr Admin

    Jeannine Cropley

    6th Floor, Kerr Admin

    Kayleen Eng
    Academic Success Center Clare Creighton
    Applied Economics Donita Godwin
    Arts and Sciences Business Center (ASBC) Jonathan Rosa and Erica Fuszek
    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 Engineering Janet Knudson, Sherry Barrett and Gina Newcomb
    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 Unit Rhonda Thomassen
    Crop and Soil Science Emmalie Goodwin
    Chemistry Luanne Johnson
    Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife  Amber Ahlgren
    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)
    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
    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
    OSU-Cascades Marichelle Gurski
    Physics Kelly Carter
    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
    SEE (OMN, SLI, DCE and Craft Center).  Rhonda Head (Thompson)
    Statistics, College of Science  Valarie Thrower
    Transportation Services Justin Fleming
    University Administrative Business Center (UABC) Laura Frye
    University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) Traci Melton
    University Relations and Marketing Theresa Hogue and Michelle Klampe