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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 participating in one of our events throughout the month.

Host a food drive!

Help end hunger in Columbus by hosting a food drive during the month of November! Register here to help us beat Michigan by collecting the most pounds of food. The group that collects the most will be automatically enrolled in the Columbus Service Support Program for the Spring 2018 semester. Don't know where to start? A Pay It Forward member can work with you to help you get your drive off the ground.

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!


Educational Events


Learn more about hunger and food insecurity in Columbus! All of these sessions can be FYSS or STEP PDCs.

Food Insecurity and Nutrition in College
11/6, 5:30-6:30 pm
Milestones Room, Ohio Union

Food Insecurity in Columbus
11/13, 6-7 pm
Suzanne Scharer Room, Ohio Union

Working to End Hunger, Locally and Globally
11/16, 6:30-7:30 pm
Suzanne Scharer Room, Ohio Union


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:


Hoda Khamis

Naomi Merino

Oliva Tempel




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