Live United Food Drive

Iowa State University Department of Residence Employees Helping with the Food DriveThe 11th Annual Live United Food Drive will take place on campus from April 29 to May 9. Donations will benefit the food pantries of Story County and ensure children have food during the summer months.


Non-perishable items and monetary donations will be accepted. Monetary donations may be provided online or via cash/check. Online donations may be provided on the United Way of Story County website. Please indicate the name of your unit in the employer box and select the Live United Food Drive from the drop-down menu.

Cash/check donations may be made by coordinating with individual building contacts (listed below) or Food Drive co-chairs, Haley Cook or Tara Fisher.

Local food pantries are able to use financial contributions to purchase a greater amount of needed product from the Food Bank of Iowa:

  • $5 purchases 35 pounds of food
  • $10 purchases 71 pounds of food
  • $25 purchases almost 180 pounds of food

Non-perishable Item Wish List

Food Items (no glass jars, please)

  • Boxed/Helper meals
  • Canned fruit (especially pineapple and mixed fruit)
  • Canned chicken or tuna
  • Canned meals (ravioli, beef stew, etc.)
  • Canned mushrooms
  • Cereal and instant oatmeal
  • Canned soups
  • Fruit juice
  • Instant potatoes
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Pasta and sauce (not whole wheat) and sauce
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Snack crackers

Non-Food Items

  • Deodorant
  • Diapers (size 4-6 and pull-ups)
  • Wipes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Laundry detergent
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap and body wash
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Facial tissues
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Reusable bags

Campus Locations

  • Administrative Services Building—Room 1175 (Business Services, Controller and Information Technology)
  • Armory--Room 168 (Department of Public Safety)
  • Alumni Center
  • Beardshear Hall—Room 2610 (Vice President for Research)
  • Beardshear Hall--Room 1350 (Division of Operations and Finance)
  • Catt Hall--First Floor (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
  • Curtiss Hall—Harl Commons (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences)
  • Department of Residence (Various residence halls)
  • Enrollment Services Building—Room 14 (ISU Admissions, Division of Student Affairs)
  • Friley Hall—Room A37 (Student Health and Wellness Unit)
  • General Services Building—Room 108 (Facilities Planning and Management)
  • Gerdin Business Building—Room 1200 (Ivy College of Business)
  • Jacobsen Athletics Building—Atrium (ISU Athletics)
  • Pearson Hall--Room 1138 (Office of Sponsored Programs)
  • Science I—Room 207 (Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology)
  • Science II—Room 101 (Department of Natural Resouce Ecology and Management and Department of Entomology)
  • TASF--Room G40 (Ames Laboratory)
  • Town Engineering—Room 306 (Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering)
  • University Community Childcare—2623 Bruner Drive (reception desk)
  • Veterinary Medicine Childcare

For Questions, Contact the ISU Live United Food Drive Co-Chairs:

Haley Cook
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations and Events
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Tara Fisher
Academic Adviser
Ivy College of Business Undergraduate Programs Office