Here’s some of the stuff happening this week to benefit the Linn-Benton Food Share.

Chili Cook-Off and Hot Dog Lunch: Join Zoology and Biology on Tues. Feb. 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Cordley 3029! Enjoy vegetarian & meat chili, and vote for your favorite in our chili cook-off. Hot Dog or Turkey Dog for $3. Chili & voting ballot for $3. All of the above $5.

OPAA Baked Potato Bar for Linn/Benton Food Share: Very popular in the past, OPAA is once again offering a full baked potato bar lunch – including dessert – for $5 as a fundraising effort to support Linn-Benton Food Share. Please join us on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in Kerr 306 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for good food and conversation, while also supporting a worthy local cause.

NEW! College of Forestry Soup Lunch: Come and enjoy a variety of soups, breads and baked goods provided by the WSE Department in support of this year’s food drive. Wednesday, February 6, noon to 1 p.m., Richardson 2nd Floor Knuckle. All proceeds go directly to Linn Benton Food Share.

Soup lunch!: Wed., Feb. 6 at The Valley Library 3rd floor staff lounge, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For $5, enjoy soup, dessert and a hot beverage (courtesy of Java II) and also a chance to buy a handcrafted pottery bowl! Buy lunch for your student workers, friends and colleagues! Sponsored by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement. Questions? Contact

OSU Extension Linn County’s 12th Annual Soup Bar: Our fundraiser to benefit Linn Benton Food Share is on Fri, March 1, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. It’s $4 for a bowl with bread, beverage and cookies or $6 for a bottomless bowl, bread, beverage, and cookies. 104 4th Ave. SW, Albany. Contact Rosemary Weidman:

Soup and salad: The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center will be hosting a soup and salad event on Feb. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until the food runs out, in Hovland Hall, Room 9 , in support of Linn Benton Food Share. Please come and enjoy a variety of delicious homemade soups with salad and bread for $5.

See’s Candies: Email to order from the Spring Candies Selection. 25%-50% profit goes to Linn Benton Food Share. Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement.

News & Research Communications Mardi Gras Rummage Sale: Come by Kerr’s 4th Floor Lobby from Feb. 4-8, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. We’re selling books, music, movies, clothing, household goods and more. And with our Mardi Gras theme, we’ll also be selling Mardi Gras beads and masks!

Second Annual Prettiest Pet Contest: Is your pet the cutest? Enter the Prettiest Pet contest to benefit the Food Drive. Submit a photo & $1 entry fee at 300 Kerr Admin Bldg.; entries accepted Jan. 28 through March 1. Vote for your fave by donating from Feb. 4 through March 1; the pet with the most donations wins. Email

Izzy’s Coupon books for $5: Come buy coupon books at the 4th Floor Reception Desk in The Valley Library! Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement. Questions? Contact

Raffle for prizes: Enchanted Forest passes, Bi-Mart Gift Certificate, Animal Crackers Gift Card, and more! Come to the 4th floor Administration Desk in The Valley Library to buy your $1 raffle tickets. Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement. For more information contact

Flower Power: Email to be added to the order site for Gift Wrap, Dahlias, Freesias, Tiger Lilies, Anemones, Peonies and Black Gladiolus. 50% of the profit goes to Linn Benton Food Share. Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement.

OSUsed Store Food Drive Discount: Come to our monthly evening public sale Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Bring 1-2 food donation items for 10 percent off or 3+ items for 25 percent off your purchase. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

NEW! Research Office Online Auction: Bid in our online auction Feb. 4-12, for a chance to win several items including a week’s reserved parking, jewelry, candy baskets and bouquets, and bragging rights for Rick Spinrad shaving his head! Items on display in A312 Kerr. Place your bids at

NEW! Valentine Cake Walk & Name that Baby Contest: Who doesn’t love delicious desserts just in time for Valentine’s Day? On Thurs., Feb. 14, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., for only $2, enter to win a delicious cake and have fun with your colleagues in the process!  At the same time, we will be having the first ever MIME “Name That Baby” Contest.  MIME faculty & staff have submitted baby photos and if you can guess who all the “Babies” are, you win a prize.  Only $1 to enter.  Event location TBA.  Email

NEW! Chemistry/Physics Departments Food Drive Raffle: The Chemistry and Physics Department is Raffling off the following items to raise money for Food Drive February.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Purchase your tickets in 153 Gilbert Hall, M-F 8-5.  Drawing will be held Feb. 28.
·       A Night Under the Stars – a night of star gazing with Physics Instructor Jim Ketter
·       Soup for a Month – one month of free soup delivered every Thursday to your home or office, compliments of SoupCycle
·       Bathroom Basket – A Periodic Table of Elements Shower Curtain, Beach Towel and an Erlenmeyer Flask Shaped Soap
·       A Weekend of Fun – 2x 3 Day General Admission passes to the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival, 2 Metal OSU Water Bottles, 2 Tubes of Sun Screen and 2 T-Shirts.



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