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Solving Food Insecurity at OSU has raised $ 5,540 from 41 gifts!
Solving Food Insecurity at OSU
You can help make a difference.

43% of students at Oklahoma State University are food insecure. Food insecurity is the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

 

A survey was developed and distributed by e-mail to a random sample of 5,000 OSU students. Of the 544 students who completed the survey, 43% were food insecure (17% were low food secure and 26% were very low food secure). With food insecurity comes academic, health and emotional consequences.

 

In January of this year, 45 faculty, staff, and students came together to brainstorm solutions to basic needs insecurity on campus. In addition to looking at barriers that exist and marketing and educational programming around basic needs insecurity, the group developed ideas for immediate and long-term (systemic) solutions that can be implemented on campus.

 

By contributing to this fund you will be supporting the solutions that come to fruition in the coming months. With your help, we can lower this statistic and make sure that OSU students get the help and resources that they need.

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Happy Hour Challenge - Day One
It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Happy Hour challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 3pm-8pm (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $1,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $1,500 Athletics 36
2 Education, Health and Aviation 25
3 Celebrating Homecoming 23
4 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 23
5 Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources 18
6 Arts and Sciences 11
7 Spears Business 8
8 Pete's Pet Posse 8
9 Scholarships 8
10 Veterinary Health Sciences 7
11 CEAT 7
12 College of Human Sciences 7
13 Helping Our Veterans Graduate 6
14 Honors College 5
15 Solving Food Insecurity at OSU 5
16 Keeping Campus Beautiful 3
17 Maintaining America's Healthiest Campus 3
18 OSU Tulsa 2
19 Center for Health Sciences 1
20 Libraries 1
21 School of Global Studies and Partnerships 1
22 Creating a Global Student Experience 1
23 Ensuring Academic Success 1
24 Cowgirl Equestrian 1
25 Help Provide Shelter to OSU Horses 1
26 Developing Student Leaders 1
27 Give the Gift of Music 1
28 Women for OSU 1
29 Supporting the Arts 0
30 Enriching Our Diverse Community 0
31 KOSU Radio 0
32 Support the Center for Poets and Writers 0
33 Visual Communications 0
34 Engineers Without Borders 0
35 OSU Oklahoma City 0
36 OSU Institute of Technology 0
37 Graduate College 0
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Happy Hour Challenge - Day Two
It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Happy Hour challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 3pm-6pm (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $500 Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources 30
2 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 24
3 Education, Health and Aviation 21
4 CEAT 17
5 Arts and Sciences 17
6 Pete's Pet Posse 15
7 Spears Business 14
8 Celebrating Homecoming 13
9 College of Human Sciences 10
10 Veterinary Health Sciences 10
11 Scholarships 9
12 Give the Gift of Music 6
13 Solving Food Insecurity at OSU 6
14 Center for Health Sciences 4
15 Supporting the Arts 4
16 Help Provide Shelter to OSU Horses 4
17 OSU Oklahoma City 4
18 Women for OSU 4
19 KOSU Radio 3
20 Keeping Campus Beautiful 3
21 Helping Our Veterans Graduate 3
22 Graduate College 2
23 Developing Student Leaders 2
24 Libraries 2
25 OSU Institute of Technology 2
26 Cowgirl Equestrian 1
27 Engineers Without Borders 1
28 Visual Communications 1
29 Honors College 1
30 OSU Tulsa 1
31 School of Global Studies and Partnerships 1
32 Maintaining America's Healthiest Campus 1
33 Creating a Global Student Experience 0
34 Enriching Our Diverse Community 0
35 Ensuring Academic Success 0
36 Support the Center for Poets and Writers 0
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$5,000
Board of Governors 1,000 Cowboys Challenge - $5k
If 1,000 Cowboys give during Give Orange, the OSU Foundation Board of Governors have generously committed to adding $5,000 to the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund! No matter your passion, each gift you make will move us closer to an additional $5,000 for students in need.
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Solving Food Insecurity Match - $5k
The first $5,000 donated to Food Insecurity will be matched - dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor!
$2,789 MATCHED
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$3,000
Students Helping Students Challenge - $3K
Students - Want to unlock $3K in emergency funding for students in need? The first 150 students to find @OSU_StuFu on campus today and make a gift will help unlock an anonymous donor's $3,000 for the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund.
150 / 150 Gifts
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Social Media Challenge - Why Do You #GiveOrange? - $600
Share why you #GiveOrange using the hashtag and get entered for a chance to win up to $600 to your favorite cause at OSU. (3 winners of $200 each)
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Social Media Challenge - What's Your Orange Passion? - $500
What does your orange passion mean to you? Leave a comment on the OSU Foundation's Facebook posts explaining why you love OSU and mention your favorite orange passion for a chance of it winning an extra $500. #GiveOrange
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