MLK Jr. Day of Service

Image of piled up cans with a quote, "The time is always right to do what is right" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

13th Annual MLK Jr. Day of Service Food Drive

Register a team for the MLK Day Campus Challenge - '20 for 21'

Saturday, January 16th and Sunday, January 17th, 2021

BGSU’s Center for Public Impact is seeking 20 organizations, campus offices, groups of friends, student groups, alumni, family & friends to commit to collect 21 food or hygiene items to donate to the Brown Bag Food Project as part of their annual Martin Luther King Day of Service Food Drive Jan. 16 & 17, 2021.  Be part of the "20 for 21" effort!

The Brown Bag team has been coordinating the MLK food drive, which started in 2009, for a number of years.  In the past, volunteers, coordinated by BGSU’s Center for Public Impact assisted in mobilizing Bowling Green State University students, faculty and staff, to canvass neighborhoods throughout the city to collect food and hygiene items. Because of COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, that is not possible this year. But you can still be part of this effort by participating in the BGSU’s MLK Day Campus Challenge – ‘20 for 21’

If you are taking classes online or working from home you can still participate in the Challenge by collecting 21 items and donating them to an agency in your home community.  

To participate, we ask that you complete the four simple steps below:

Step 1 - Register your group

Step 2 - Collect Items

Collect 21 Food and/or Hygiene items by Friday January 15th.

Non-perishable, in-date cans and boxes of food and/or Hygiene Items (see list below)

  1. Shampoo
  2. Shampoo-Body Wash Combination
  3. Body Wash
  4. Toothbrushes (adult and child)
  5. Toothpaste (adult and child)
  6. Children’s 3-in-1 shampoo/wash
  7. Deodorant
  8. Laundry Pods
  9. Feminine Pad and Tampons
  10. Dish Soap
  11. Toilet Paper
  12. Diapers and Pull-ups
  13. Adult Incontinence Pads
  14. Baby Wipes
  15. Denture Cleaner
  16. Denture Adhesive
  17. Dog Food
  18. Cat Food

Step 3: Drop off your items

  • Saturday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and
  • Sunday, Jan. 17, noon to 2 p.m.

Drop off location: Brown Bag Food Project, 530 Sand Ridge Road, Bowling Green. (building across from the head of the Slippery Elm Trail on Sand Ridge Road).

 If you need help dropping off donations please call or email the Center for Public Impact at 419-372-9865, or 419-494-9628.

Step 4: Share your ’20 for 21”

Take a picture of your “20 for 21” activities and post it to your social media accounts and tag the BGSU’s Center for Public Impact and the Brown Bag Food Project on Facebook and Instagram.  If you are donating to an organization in your home community, tag that organization in your post as well so we can see where Falcons are having an impact!

Participating Groups

Updated January 15, 2021 - What an amazing response.  We have over 90 groups registered!

  • Academic Affairs/Student Affairs
  • Academic and Career Counseling - Firelands College
  • AcousChicks A Cappell
  • Adkins Family Giving Hands
  • Administrative Staff Council
  • Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 620
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Alumni Laureate Scholars
  • American Marketing Association
  • Aubreyonna Van Hoose
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • BGSU American Society for Microbiology
  • BGSU Athletics, Recreation and Wellness
  • BGSU Cheerleading
  • BGSU Classified Staff
  • BGSU College Republicans
  • BGSU Composition Area
  • BGSU Gymnastics
  • BGSU Hillel
  • BGSU Men's Basketball
  • BGSU Nontraditional and Military Services
  • BGSU Pre-Professional Office
  • BGSU Saxophone Club
  • BGSU Softball
  • BGSU Women's Club Rugby
  • BGSU Women's Golf
  • BGSU Women's Soccer
  • BGSU Womens Swimming and Diving
  • BGSU Cross Country, Track, and Field
  • Brian and Brittany Roy
  • Campus Sustainability
  • Center for Food and Culture
  • Club Gymnastics
  • College of Education and Human Development Dean's Executive Council
  • Counseling Program
  • Criminal Justice Learning Community
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Delta Zeta
  • Democratic Socialists of America at BGSU
  • Department of English
  • Department of Public and Allied Health
  • Division of Diversity and Belonging
  • Drs. Sears & Wilfong
  • Eberly & Friends
  • FIJI
  • FORGE- Feminist Organization Rallying For Gender Equity
  • Graduate College
  • Graduate Women's Caucus
  • International Programs and Partnership
  • Konnie Nicholson-George
  • Library Teaching and Learning Department
  • Maggie Hergenrather
  • Manville Madness
  • Marine Biology Association
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Social Action Committee)
  • MDIA 1030
  • Misty Tidd
  • Multicultural Affairs
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • Music Technology 2 & 4 Student Community - (CMA-Lillios)
  • National Organiztion of Minority Architecture Student
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Natural & Health Sciences Residential Community
  • Office of Admissions
  • Office of General Counsel
  • Office of the Dean of Students
  • Physical Education Health Education Department
  • Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
  • Pi Kappa Delta
  • PLA 2018 Cohort
  • President's Leadership Academy
  • Queens of Color
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Bowling Green
  • Rickett's Family
  • Schmidhorst College of Business Student Ambassadors
  • School of Earth, Environment and Society
  • Sociology Undergraduate Student Association (SUSA)
  • Student Legal Services
  • Student Veterans of America
  • Tau Beta Sigma - Alpha Xi
  • The Bard's Coffee Perrysburg
  • Thompson Scholarship Program
  • University Advancement
  • Women in Business Leadership
  • World Language Educators Organization
  • 407 Founders Alumni and Friends