​​​​​​​​Helping Hands Food Drive



Thank you to the Findlay community for helping 

with the 17th Annual Helping Hands Food Drive​ 

Donating 238,732 lbs. of Food

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!





In 2022, the goal was 215,000 pounds, it was exceeded and set a new school record! A total of 238,732 pounds of food​ was collected during the 24-hour marathon event. Two semi truckloads were needed to move 64 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.​


2022 Facts

  • 3,234 jars of peanut butter were collected (the most requested item).
  • McComb Middle School won The Golden Can Award donating 5.2 lbs. per person.
  • The College of Business won the faculty & staff challenge donating 1184 lbs. per person.
  • To date: 1,336,695 total pounds have been collected and donated by the University of Findlay and Sodexo.


Helping Hands Collection History

YearTotal Pounds CollectedFacts
​2022
​238,732 lbs.
New record!​ Finishing first among college campuses nationwide for pounds of food collected.​
​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.
 





Thank you to our 2022 sponsors!

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For more information, contact Dining Service at 419-434-4542 or [email protected]