​​​​​​​​Helping Hands Food Drive



16th Annual Helping Hands Food Drive

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021

On-Campus: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Off-Campus: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

One of the simplest ways you, your church, school, business, or organization can help the hungry, homeless, and hurting in Findlay is by donating to a food drive. All you have to do is donate. It’s easy and makes a big difference!


Without the Helping Hands Food Drive, the homeless might go a day without food, or a struggling mother’s kids might have empty bellies for the night. When you donate, you ease the struggle that individuals have to go through. Donating to Helping Hands is definitely a great thing you can do!


Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!

              

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In 2021, the goal was 166,000 pounds, it was exceeded and set a new school record! A total of 214,559 pounds of food​ was collected during the 24-hour marathon event. Two semi truckloads were needed to move 46 pallets of food that were collected and delivered to CHOPIN (Christians Helping Other People in Need) Hall food pantry.

Special thanks go to Garner Trucking Inc. for generously donating food and supplying two semi-trucks to accommodate all food transportation to CHOPIN Hall; Campbell's Soup Company, which made a substantial donation; and Walmart, which also donated a large amount along with providing community donation locations for food drop-offs.​


2021 Facts

  • 2,759 jars of peanut butter were collected (the most requested item).
  • 280 Findlay students donated with 50 donating 25 lbs. or more.
  • 3,123 pounds were collected from the Can-struction Competition.
  • University of Findlay students donated 16,430 lbs.
  • The Office of Student Affairs won the faculty & staff challenge donating 572.5 lbs. per person.
  • To date: 1,097,963 total pounds have been collected and donated by the University of Findlay and Sodexo.


Helping Hands Collection History

Year Total Pounds Collected Facts
​2021​214,599 lbs.
New record!​ Finishing first among college campuses nationwide for pounds of food collected.​
​2020165,735 lbs.
New record!​ Finishing first among college campuses nationwide for pounds of food collected.​
​2019​115,867 lbs.
New record!​ Finishing first among college campuses nationwide for pounds of food collected.​
2018111,436 ​lbs.
New record!​ Finishing first among college campuses nationwide for pounds of food collected.​
201797,465 lbs.
New record! Finishing first among college campuses nationwide for pounds of food collected.
201674,446 lbs.New record! Finishing first among college campuses nationwide for pounds of food collected.
201564,392 lbs.New record! Finishing first among college campuses nationwide for pounds of food collected.
201449,957 lbs.Second highest total in the history of the event. Finishing first among college campuses nationwide for pounds of food collected.
201355,022 lbs.New record! Finishing first among college campuses nationwide for pounds of food collected.
201247,287 lbs.New record! Finishing first among college campuses nationwide for pounds of food collected.
201137,271 lbs.New record! Finishing first among college campuses nationwide for pounds of food collected.
201026,324 lbs.New record! Finishing first among college campuses nationwide for pounds of food collected.
200917,825 lbs.New record! Finishing first among college campuses nationwide for pounds of food collected.
200812,641 lbs.New record! Finishing third among college campuses nationwide for pounds of food collected.
20076,544 lbs.New record! Finishing second among college campuses nationwide for pounds of food collected
2006994 lbs.This is the first year the food drive was introduced to all college campuses across the United States.
 
 
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For more information, contact Dining Service at 419-434-4542 or [email protected]