Food Insecurity
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 2019, 45 faculty, staff, and students came together to brainstorm solutions to basic needs insecurity on campus. In addition to looking at barriers that exist, 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.

Solving Food Insecurity Match - $5k
The first $5,000 donated to Food Insecurity will be matched - dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor!
Student Project Leaderboard - $700
The project that gets the most student donors will unlock an additional $500 for their project. $100 will be awarded to second and third place.
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)
77 Oklahoma Counties Challenge
We are trying to get a gift from each of the 77 Oklahoma Counties. Help OSU turn the whole state orange by making a gift today!
Students Helping Students Challenge - $3K
Students - Want to unlock $3K in emergency funding for students in need? The first 175 students to make a gift will help unlock an anonymous donor's $3,000 for the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund.
175 Gift Goal
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50 States in 1,890 Minutes Challenge
Let's turn the map ORANGE! We are trying to get a gift from each of the 50 states. Help OSU turn the map orange by making a gift today!
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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