Identify someone within your office who will act as your food drive coordinator. Send that individual's name, office address, office phone number, and e-mail address to Megan Deam.
Contact your local food bank to get information about current needs, and how and when to deliver donations, etc. Download the statewide listing.
Discuss with staff ways in which your office can raise food and funds for the Drive. See "Food and Fund Raising Ideas" listed on the left. Food donated through this drive must be non-perishable and commercially canned and packaged so the food will not spoil and can be handled safely and efficiently. There is a great need for food high in nutritional value, such as: canned meats, canned fish, stews and soups, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, infant food/formula, powdered milk, and peanut butter.
Establish a collection site for your office. Using empty copy paper boxes as your food collection container makes handling and weighing food that is collected easier, but any clean and convenient container will work. Please display posters in visible areas, on collection containers, and spread the word to people in your office.
If you're planning a special food or fundraising event, submit your event through our online Submission Form. Doing this will add your event to the Food Drive calendar and to Life@OSU.
Each dollar donated counts as four pounds of food towards our Food Drive goal. Consequently, cash donations are encouraged. Checks should be made payable to and deposited at your local food bank. Donations are tax deductible. Your local food bank will issue you a receipt for all donations, both food and cash. If one is not issued, please ask for one. This receipt is for your records and please send send or fax copies of all receipt(s) to Megan Deam (See contact information located at the bottom left of this page). Receipt copies need to be received by Tuesday, March 4, 2014 to be included for the university's competition.
Awards will be given for the top three producing, off-campus OSU sites at the end of the Drive.
Remember, 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 your community.