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Archives: January, 2011

Donations by credit card?  January 25th, 2011

Linn Benton Food share has the ability to take credit card donations via the web only. It is through a third party site, Network for Good. The web address for the LBFS giving page is

There is an optional line with the ability to “designate” funds. Fill in “OSU Food Drive” and your unit name for tracking.

The stats for how we make a difference.  January 20th, 2011

Stephanie in the Chancellor’s Office asked what portion of Linn Benton Food Share’s yearly budget comes from our drive. Ryan McCambridge reported “OSU Totals from last year represent 25% of our yearly food purchase dollars or 7.7% of our total budget (food & non food)”.

Thanks for the great question Stephanie!

“There is food here for you.”  January 14th, 2011

Colleen, from Linn-Benton Food Share thanked everyone (for attending the 2001 OSU Food Drive Kick-off) and became choked up while talking about what our efforts make possible. She said she’s amazed when some people come in and apologize for having to be there. The message she wants to be able to tell everyone who comes through their door is “There is food here for you.”

She said more and more they’re getting requests for foods with low sugar, low salt, and gluten-free items.

Linn-Benton Food Share’s goal this year is to be able to distribute five million pounds of food to their network of 70 member agencies. Here in Corvallis that includes the south Corvallis food bank, the north food bank at St. Vincent DePaul at St. Mary’s Church on 25th Street, and the OSU Food Pantry.

~Contributed by Julie Howard, College of Forestry

Packaging ideas  January 12th, 2011

If you do a fundraiser themed around Valentine’s Day, you might want to check out They have a fun selection of packaging that’s cost effective and right in line with the holiday.