Thank you to our donors for supporting Beavers Fight Hunger: We received over $165,000 from more than 350 donors!

Your gifts to Beavers Fight Hunger help our Basic Needs Center (BNC) teach students long-term affordable living skills.

They also provided them with the short-term assistance they need through the BNC food pantry on the Corvallis campus and the Associated Students of Cascades Campus Food Pantry at OSU-Cascades.

Nicole Hindes, Director of the OSU Basic Needs Center says, “I believe that we are ahead of the curve for what it means to do basic needs work, because our focus is helping students to self-author their lives, to know and believe that they are capable.” 

With 23% of college students across the country facing food insecurity today, the work being done at the BNC is more important than ever.  

You can make a gift to support this cause any time of year: 

  • $12 provides one Healthy Beaver Bag recipe kit, helping students enjoy a meal while learning healthy cooking skills. Each bag also contains staples for the week. 

  • $24 ($2 per month) provides a bag of fresh produce for seven students shopping at the OSU food pantry. 

  • $120 ($10 per month) provides a dozen eggs for 60 students at the OSU food pantry. 

  • $240 ($20 per month) buys 350 cans of beans, canned tomatoes or corn to supplement the BNC’s food bank provisions. 

  • $360 ($30 per month) allows the pantry to provide culturally familiar rice for one week. 

  • $600 ($50 per month) provides milk for a monthly distribution – 300 half gallons to help support students’ bones and teeth. 

  • $1,200 ($100 per month) stocks produce for one week. 

Special thanks to the Leback family for their generous challenge gift, which increased the impact of donors this fall! 

Building a strong community means looking out for each other.  

That is what Beavers Fight Hunger is all about.  

Join your fellow Beavers and give today!