Oregon State Food Drive raises equivalent of nearly 450,000 meals for state’s most vulnerable residents

From the Oregon State University Newsroom:

The Oregon State University Food Drive raised the equivalent of 447,393 meals in February, equating to 71 meals raised per university employee, the most of any participating public university in the state.

For the food drive, every  $1 raised equates to four pounds of food or more than three meals. Organizers raised donations through payroll deductions, food donations and a variety of fundraisers held on campus. The OSU Foundation raised the most donations this year, the equivalent of 59,080 meals.

Proceeds from the OSU Corvallis campus effort benefit the Linn Benton Food Share, which distributes food to local food pantries including the OSU food pantry, as well as soup kitchens, emergency shelters, day care centers, shelter homes, and gleaning groups in Linn and Benton counties.

Read the full article at https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/oregon-state-food-drive-raises-equivalent-nearly-450000-meals-state%E2%80%99s-most-vulnerable-residents

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