Oregon State Food Drive

University Information and Technology joins the fight to Make Our Community Stronger One Meal at a Time.

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Oregon State University has a long history of supporting our local community and Oregon’s citizens. Every year in February, the university comes together and plans a wide variety of food and fund-raising activities to help the hungry. In coordination with the Governor’s State Employees Food Drive, OSU has significantly led the list of state contributors year-to-year.

Contributions to the 2020 OSU Corvallis Campus Food Drive benefit the non-profit agencies served by Linn-Benton Food Share.  These agencies include local food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, day care centers, shelter homes, and gleaning groups working to end food waste in Linn and Benton counties. 

How Can Any One of Us Make a Difference?

There are several ways to contribute and participate. Your contributions help feed the hungry, and also count toward University Information and Technology's (UIT) contribution as part of OSU's food drive challenge! When contributing, please be sure to include "University Information and Technology" as your department. All contributing departments will be recognized at a closing ceremony co-led by President Ed Ray. Visit the OSU Food Drive website for more information on why food & funds both matter.

Silent Online Auction

The UIT auction supporting the food drive is now open!  This year's auction includes a 3-person sea-touring kayak, a Tesla ride to Newport, and more!! The auction will run from Feb. 24 - 27, starting at 12:00pm on Monday, Feb. 24. The auction ends at 12:00pm on Thursday, Feb. 27 for all items.

To view items in the auction (and to bid), visit https://www.32auctions.com/UIT2020.

  • You will need to create an account on the auction website to bid
  • Participation in the auction is for OSU employees, and their friends / family
  • Winners will be contacted directly for payment arrangement, and to arrange pick up of the items from OSU Corvallis Campus on Friday, Feb. 28. (delivery of small items to OSU Corvallis Campus locations may be arranged)

Please contact IT.Food@oregonstate.edu with any questions


Monthly Payroll Contribution

Complete the monthly payroll contribution form and send it to Shelly Signs by Feb. 28.

    One Time Contribution

    (checks only, no cash please). Checks should be made payable to "Linn-Benton Food Share" and can be dropped off with one of the individuals listed below anytime through the month of February.

    • Jefferson Street Building (JSB): Suzanne Lucke
    • Kerr Admin Building (IAR Offices, Basement, B008 / B046): James Thomas
    • Learning Innovation Center (LINC 466): Clarissa Amundsen
    • Milne Hall (Client Services offices): Chris Sinnett


    50/50 Raffle

    This year, UIT will conduct a 50/50 raffle. Tickets for the raffle are $1/ticket or $5/six tickets. 50% of all funds raised for the raffle will support the Linn Benton Food Share, and the other 50% will be awarded to a lucky winner chosen at random at the Feb. 6 UIT Plenary. Tickets can be purchased at the  Feb. 6 UIT Plenary.


    Food collection

    Food collection boxes will be offered throughout the month of February and available at the following sites:

    • Jefferson Street Building (JSB), 1st floor dining area
    • Kerr Admin Building (IAR Offices, 3rd floor, A0300)
    • Learning Innovation Center (LINC), room 466
    • Milne Hall, room 213

    Other Ways to Help!

    Volunteer to help the UIT Food Drive Committee pull off the events described here

    Lead your unit's efforts  

    Find out more about the Food drive here:

    Questions? Contact the UIT Food Drive committee at ITFood@oregonstate.edu

    2020 UIT Food Drive Committee

    • Clarissa Amundsen, Program Coordinator
    • Chris Sinnett, Client Services Manager
    • James Thomas, Human-Computer Interaction Analyst
    • Scott Emery, Director, IT Relations