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Battle Against Hunger

The Battle Against Hunger is a month-long program aimed at creating awareness of issues surrounding food insecurity through food drives, service, and educational events. You can get involved by hosting a food drive during November and sharing your results with Pay It Forward, or by signing up here to learn about ways you can volunteer to end hunger locally and globally.

Join us at our kick-off on November 1!

Join Pay it Forward and friends as we kick off Hunger and Homlessness Awareness Month! There will be trivia and games, coffee, and lots of chances to learn about the issue of hunger in Columbus and opportunities to get involved in the Battle Against Hunger.

     When: Tuesday, November 1st, 10 am - 2 pm
     Where: Ohio Union West Plaza

For more ways to get involved:

Service Trips


Pay It Forward will organize several service trips to organizations around Columbus during the month of November. Check back soon for service opportunities!

Neighborhood Services Food Pantry
Friday, November 11

Fruit of the Vine Food Pantry
Saturday, November 12

Heart to Heart Food Pantry
Saturday, November 19


Educational & On-Campus Service  Events


Want to learn more about hunger and homelessness in our community?

Click here to read more about our events this November.

Click here to sign up to receive emails about Battle Against Hunger programs throughout the month and the year!


Get Involved


If your organization is interesting in submitting results from a food drive, or learning how to start one for the Battle Against Hunger, you can REGISTER HERE or contact one of the Chairs:


Caroline Lawton

Emily Kong 

Jimmy Kamarudin (

Lynn Desamours (




Results from the past four years:


  • University of Michigan: 1,232 pounds
  • The Ohio State University: 832 pounds


  • University of Michigan: 1,087 pounds
  • The Ohio State University: 5,001 pounds and $318.28


  • University of Michigan: Less than 100 pounds 
  • The Ohio State University: 867.02 pounds and $44


  • University of Michigan: 2265
  • The Ohio State University: 10918