Live United Food Drive

The 10th Annual Live United Food Drive will take place on campus from April 23 to May 4. 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. 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 meats
  • Canned meals (ravioli, beef stew, etc.)
  • Cereal
  • Cream soups
  • Fruit juice
  • Instant potatoes
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Pasta and sauce (not whole wheat)
  • 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
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Facial tissues
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Reusable bags

Campus Locations

  • Administrative Services Building—Room 1175 (Business Services, Controller and Information Technology)
  • Agronomy Hall—Room 2104 (Department of Agronomy)
  • Armory--Room 168 (Department of Public Safety)
  • Beardshear Hall—Room 2610 (Vice President for Research)
  • Beardshear Hall--Room 1350 (Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance &  Office of the Senior Vice President for University Services)
  • Catt Hall--First Floor (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
  • Coover Hall—Room 2215 (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Curtiss Hall—Harl Commons (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences)
  • Department of Residence (Various residence halls)
  • Food Sciences Building--Room 2616 (The SHOP)
  • Forker Building—Second Floor Lounge (Department of Kinesiology)
  • General Services Building—Room 108 (Facilities Planning and Management)
  • Gerdin Business Building—Room 1200 (College of Business)
  • Heady Hall--260 Heady Hall (Department of Economics)
  • Lagomarcino Hall—Room 1620 (College of Human Sciences)
  • MacKay Hall—Room 220 (Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition)
  • ​Marston Hall--Room 4100 (College of Engineering)
  • Pearson Hall--Room 1138 (Office of Sponsored Programs)
  • Parks Library (University Library)
  • Reiman Gardens—Reception Desk
  • Scheman Building--Room 102 (Iowa State Center)
  • Science 1--Room 207 (Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology)
  • Science II—Room 101 (Department of Natural Resouce Ecology and Management)
  • 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