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Another great story!  February 20th, 2013

Terralyn Vandetta at the College of Forestry has a great dedication to the Food Drive. Learn more about her story at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ncs/lifeatosu/2013/quilting-for-the-greater-good/.


Check in on those totals!  February 13th, 2013

Want to watch the contributions to this year’s food drive rise? Check out Motor Pool’s https://web.businessservices.oregonstate.edu/apps/motorpool/osufooddrive.cfm to see drop-offs add up!


Online auction includes one week of prime parking at Kerr!  February 4th, 2013

Check out this great online auction http://oregonstate.edu/research/2013fooddrive. They have some great items, and some creative ones, too!


Here’s the news!  January 30th, 2013

I’m excited to announce that we’ve been posted in Life@OSU. Check out the article at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ncs/lifeatosu/2013/food-drive-underway-at-osu/


Food Drive 2013 is ready to begin!  January 16th, 2013

This year’s drive will be from Jan 28 through March 1. What better time to clean our your pantry? Make some room by donating the stuff that you “thought” you’d use, but now has a layer of dust on it.

Don’t forget about direct deposit, it’s the best way to raise funds, and you’ll never even miss your donation because it happens before you get your paycheck! Go to the food drive website to download the form.

This year’s theme is “Race to end Hunger” so let’s start getting in shape!


Food Network takes on waste  January 13th, 2012

I was watching The Big Waste last weekend, a show where they challenged star chefs to feed 100 people a gourmet meal out of food destined to be tossed out. The show was amazing, for sure. They referenced the website http://cookingmatters.org/ and I thought it had some interesting elements that might be borrowable for some projects here on campus.

I will stop looking for the perfect apple after having watched this show.  I know it doesn’t matter if the carrot tops are a bit wilted, but we as a society are definitely trained to search for the “best” looking item in the pile.


2012 theme  December 27th, 2011

The theme for this year’s Governor’s State Employees Food Drive, for which the OSU Food Drive is a part of is….. The Face of Hunger. It may surprise you to know, or maybe you’re fully aware, that the face of today’s hungry looks a lot like your neighbors. With all the changes in the economy, many who would have never imagined ever needing an emergency food box now find themselves in line for this saving resource. Thank goodness for the strong food network across the state, and for the many generous supporters that are part of the OSU family.

The Face of Hunger, something to think about, huh?


2012 Food Security Summit  December 23rd, 2011

How cool is it that OSU is hosting the 2012 Food Security Summit? Oregon’s First Lady will be there! Sessions run January 19 & 20 and registration is required ($25 for students and $100 for others). Learn more at http://oregonstate.edu/conferences/event/2012hungersummit/bios.html.


Organic Growers Club – out of food in 36 minutes!  February 21st, 2011

Generally running out of food isn’t a good thing, but in this case it shows that fund raising really works! OSU’s Organic Growers Club has been hosting a $5 lunch every Friday of the food drive and last week’s lunch sold out in very short order. So much so that a notice was sent out to the list serv just 36 minutes after the opening of the lunch buffet. Talk about success! :)


Thanks Elks Lodge!  February 17th, 2011

The Life Sciences Departments had one of their fund raising events last night at the Elks Lodge. We organized a “Pub Trivia” evening and it was quite successful. But I would like to especially acknowledge the Corvallis Elks Lodge for letting us use their facility rent free and for a donation of $80 at the end of the evening. They were very gracious hosts!

Mary Fulton