Monarchs Give Back

Annual Food Drive Challenge

Monarchs Give Back

“Monarchs Give Back” is a campus and community-wide food drive to benefit Norfolk Public Schools children experiencing food insecurity and our own “Monarch Pantry,” right here on campus. This annual effort not only highlights the University's commitment to partner with the Hampton Roads community, but also shows the care and compassion of our University and the 757 as we come together to provide support.


This year, our goal is to collect 40,000 non-perishable items / monetary donations to benefit Norfolk Public Schools and ODU’s Monarch Pantry.

Norfolk Public Schools

  • Boxes of granola bars
  • Boxes of individual oatmeal packets
  • Boxes of cereal
  • Boxes of dehydrated soup mixes
  • Boxes of mac n cheese
  • Boxes of pasta
  • Plastic jars of marinara sauce
  • Plastic jars of peanut butter
  • Plastic jars of jelly
  • Norfolk Public Schools Amazon Wishlist

Monarch Pantry

  • Nonperishable tuna or chicken packets
  • Canned beans
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Nonperishable grains (pasta, ramen noodles, mac n cheese, etc.)
  • Individually wrapped snack items
  • Individually wrapped toiletry items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, etc.)
  • Monarch Pantry Amazon Wishlist

Donation Drop-Off Information, Food Drive Collection Events, and Final Event Celebration “Save the Date” Coming Soon!


Contact Kim Butler or Fred Tugas for additional information on how you can help us give back.