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

CoF Resources

Food Pantry
PFSC 1st floor, event kitchen (across from elevator)
Hours Tuesdays 1:00-3:30pm
If you need assistance outside of those hours, please visit the dean’s office.


Produce Gleaning
Community Nook, 2nd Floor RH Hall
Leave or take produce from your garden for others to enjoy!
Leftovers will be donated to the HRSC each week.


Event Catering Gleaning
To go containers will be available for event organizers to leave out after events to save food. Planners are encouraged to utilize the college and OSU Twitter accounts to share this information.


OSU @eatfreeosu

COF @cof_rootstock



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 


Chili Cook Off

January 27, 2022, 4:00-6:00pm

 RH 2nd Floor Knuckle, Richardson Hall

$3.00 one bowl, $5.00 all you can eat

If you are interested in participating, please contact 


COF Food Drive

February 2022

Ways to give

  1. Donate to our monthly collection drives
  2. Donate produce from your garden
  3. 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)
  4. Personal donations: please contact for more information
  5. Leave change to make a change: Leave your lose change or dollars in any of the department offices or the dean’s office. Money will go directly to the Rootstock food pantry


Monthly Donations Drives

Check back in March for donation drive information.


Madison Dudley

Jenifer Elston

Chiristina Fierro

Jessica Fitzmorris

Angela Haney

Brooke Harrington

Cathy Knock

Juliet Sutton

Terralyn Vandetta

Ann Van Zee

Adrienne Wonhof



If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact

OSU Resources