Monarchs Give Back Community Service Project

Help Us Give Back!

Monarchs Give Back

Monarchs Give Back Community Service Project is a campus-wide food collection to benefit Hampton Roads children experiencing food insecurity. This year's drive launches an annual effort highlighting the University's commitment to partner with the Hampton Roads community.


This year, our goal is to collect 25,000 non-perishable items.

Food Donation Events:

  • Peanut Butter for Parking 9/19 to 9/21 – Peanut Butter donations to pay for eligible parking citations 1oz = $1
  • Free admission with canned items to the following ODU Athletic events:
  • 9/19: Volleyball vs. Liberty @ 5pm
  • 9/19: Men’s Soccer vs VCU @ 7pm
  • 9/21: Women’s soccer vs Louisiana @ 7pm
  • 9/22: Field Hockey vs Temple @ 2pm

Food Drop Off:

Bring donated items to the Monarch Way entrance of Chartway Arena on Thursday, September 21, 9 am – 5 pm or Friday, September 22, 7 am – 1 pm.  We will have staff on site to help unload your vehicle.


Friday, September 22, at 3 pm., all are welcome to gather at the Mitchum Basketball Performance Center. Please register for the Celebration Event at Monarchs Give Back Sign-up. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 2:30 pm and will receive a Monarchs Give Back t-shirt while supplies last.

2023 Food Drive Recipients:

  • Maury High
  • Blair Middle
  • Ruffner
  • Ghent School
  • Madison Alternative School
  • Academy of Discovery at Lakewood
  • Larchmont Elementary
  • Chesterfield Elementary
  • Granby High 
  • Jacox Elementary
  • Mary Calcott Elementary
  • Richard Bowling Elementary
  • Northside Middle 
  • PB Young Sr. Elementary
  • Norview Middle
  • Ingleside Elementary
  • Oceanair Elementary
  • Larrymore Elementary
  • Little Creek Elementary
  • Little Creek Primary
  • Easton Preschool at Fairlawn
  • Azalea Middle
  • Lake Taylor School
  • Sewell’s Point Elementary
  • Norfolk Technical Center
  • Academy at Rosemont
  • ODU’s Monarch Pantry


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