Food insecurity remains a significant problem in the state of Oregon and among our students. Rootstock actively works to provide a variety of resources and educational experiences for faculty, staff, and students within the College of Forestry to ensure that more people in our community have the food and resources they need. 


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CoF Resources

Food Pantry
PFSC 1st floor, event kitchen (across from elevator)
COF undergraduate Spring Hours Tuesdays 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
COF Unsupported Graduate Student Food Pantry
April 18 , May 23,  June 5
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
If you are in need of food, toiletry items, or household supplies please stop in any Thursday afternoon. 
If you need assistance outside of those hours, please visit the dean’s office or 
student services.
** Food availability will be limited to items in stock. Availability may be limited.
Student Breakrooms
The Grove, 2nd Floor Richardson Hall
The Rootstock Annex has a full size fridge for students to store food pantry items on pick up days and to store daily meals. The space also has a microwave for 
student use. *fridge emptied weekly*
PFSC 101 also has a microwave and small fridge for student use.
Produce Gleaning
The Grove, 2nd Floor Richardson Hall
Leave or take produce from your garden for others to enjoy! Leftovers will be 
donated to the Basic Needs Center each week.

Free Clothing Library
The CoF has a free clothing library for students in need, located in RH 152!  If you have extra outdoor or professional gear that is in good condition, consider donating! If you need outdoor gear, check RH 152 at any time or contact


College of Forestry Rootstock Report - 2022/2023; 2022


Upcoming Events

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Previous Events

Bobbin' through the Woods
Our 2022 Holiday Arts and Craft Fair and raised $5,300. Huge thanks to our vendors and all who came and shopped! 2023 numbers will be in soon.

Rootstock Crowdfunding Campaign
Our 2022 crowdfunding campaign during the month of October and raised $9355, surpassing our goal of $7500. Huge thanks to everyone who donated! 2023 numbers will be in soon.

Lecture: “Food Insecurity on Campus and Beyond”
While Oregon was once one of the most “hungry” states in the nation, it no longer is, in no small part due to the important work of communities, advocates, and the state. But food insecurity among college students at OSU is higher than among the general public in Oregon, and concentrated among a few particular demographic groups. This presentation will discuss the newest findings of an OSU food insecurity study, situate it in the recent history food insecurity in Oregon, and highlight on-going questions about what might be uniquely challenging in addressing food insecurity among students versus the general public. We will also discuss what are the best ways that the OSU community can address these challenges.

Mark Edwards is a Professor of Sociology in the School of Public Policy at OSU. He has researched food insecurity, poverty, inequality, and U.S. social safety net programs for the past 25 years, working closely with the Oregon Food Bank, Oregon Department of Human Services, and the Oregon Hunger Taskforce.

Watch the lecture here 


Ways to give


  1. Donate produce from your garden
  2. Can/bottle recycling - Do you recycle your beverage containers? If yes, consider donating your ten cents to Rootstock. Bottle Drop bins are located on each floor of Peavy:
     • First floor – FERN Center Lab (next to the paper recycling bins)
     • Second floor – Faculty/Staff Lounge (PFSC 214)
     • Third floor – Next to the stairwell on the east side (closest to PFSC 328)
  3. Personal donations: - under "I want to give to" search for “College of Forestry Student Emergency Fund”, provide the requested information to make your payment via credit card, please add “Rootstock” as the comment
  4. Purchase items from our Amazon Wishlist: 



Committee Members

 Allison Culver

Madison Dudley (chair)

Jenifer Elston

Christina Fierro

Jessica Fitzmorris (chair)

Brooke Harrington

Tunde Jordan

Cathy Knock

Hilary McMillan

Mark Needham

Amy Riley

Juliet Sutton

Terralyn Vandetta

Ann Van Zee

Adrienne Wonhof

Communications Team 

If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact

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