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Fall 2015 Recap


The Battle Against Hunger is a month-long program during November aimed at creating awareness of issues surrounding food insecurity. Our three components include educational events, service trips, and food drives. Our educational events help bring awareness to poverty and food insecurity in Columbus and throughout the nation. We organize local service trips to food pantries where students can volunteer and directly serve the community. Our food drive initiative supports and promotes student run food drives on campus. Getting involved is easy and helps support an important cause.


Annually, Ohio State battles Michigan to see which school can collect the most non-perishable goods. Registering and sharing your food drive results with Battle Against Hunger helps us beat hunger and Michigan! Both schools have used this initiative to give back to their local community and supporting those in need of food. Our results from the November 2015 Battle Against Hunger can be found below along with recognition to all of the organizations that registered their food drive with Pay It Forward. These organizations have contributed to reducing food insecurity in Ohio. The efforts of these organizations, as well as those who have donated to a food drive, this fall have been greatly appreciated and all deserve recognition for their hard work and compassion. Thank you to all those organizations who conducted a food drive and to those who donated to these food drives!

  • Figure Skating Club collected 73lbs of goods and donated to the Worthington Food Bank
  • Pay It Forward and Buckeyes Against Hunger packaged 711 soup packages and donated all to the YWCA
  • Mount Leadership Society collected 165lbs of goods and donated to St. Mike’s Food Pantry
  • The Ohio State Swim Club hosted the annual Thanks for Giving Fall Classic Swim Meet & Food Drive and collected 10,393lbs of goods and donated to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank
  • Alpha Phi Omega collected 53lbs of goods and donated to Heart to Heart
  • D-Tix collected 161lbs of goods and donated to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank
  • Mrs. Crawford’s class from Upper Arlington High School collected 45lbs of goods and donated to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank
  • Phi Sigma Pi collected 82lbs of goods and donated to Neighborhood Services Inc.
  • Ohio State’s Lima Campus’ Student Senate and Student Life Department collected 82lbs of goods and donated to the Allen County Veterans Food Pantry
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma collected 80lbs of goods and donated to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank


Our final count in the 2015 Battle Against Hunger:

Ohio State—11,356 lbs

Michigan—3,025 lbs