Support Radford Gives Back!

Radford University Main Campus

The sixth annual Radford Gives Back is hosting a food collection for the Bobcat Backpacks Program on the Radford University Main Campus.

  • Wednesday, Oct 27,  3 - 8 p.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center MAC
  • Thursday, Oct 28, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center MAC 
    • Ceremony, backpacking and group photo, 5 p.m.

Radford University Main Campus Food Donations Requested

  • Chunky soup
  • Canned veggies 
  • Canned fruit
  • Beanie weenies 
  • Ravioli or spaghettiOs
  • Peanut butter (16-18 oz.)
  • Granola bars
  • Boxed mac ‘n cheese
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Oatmeal packets

Radford University Carilion

RUC is hosting its second annual donation drive in support of RAM House in Roanoke.  

  • Oct 12 - 29, drop off at Highlander House on the fourth floor at RUC.

Radford University Carilion Volunteer Experience

Students will meet at Student Affairs at 8:30 a.m. to carpool or meet at 9:00 a.m. at RAM House (824 Campbell Ave, Roanoke).  Please email to sign up. 

  • Wednesday,  October 27, 9 - 11 a.m., at RAM Food Pantry

Radford University Carilion Food Donations Requested

  • Razors
  • Toothbrushes 
  • Disposable gloves (M, L, XL)
  • Styro cups (6 or 8 oz)
  • Plastic spoons and forks
  • Paper plates
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Creamer
  • Toilet paper 
  • Face masks 
  • Chap stick
  • Bottled water
  • Dish towels 
  • Reading glasses 
  • 13/33 - 45/55 gal trash bags
  • Post-it notes
  • Dish soap
  • Paper lunch bags
  • Heavy duty oven cleaner 
  • Hot pads or oven mitts
  • 3 compartment to-go containers 8" or 9" 

About Radford Gives Back

Bobcat Backpacks Program is a local non-profit organization that provides food insecure Radford City Public School children with food for the weekends.  Radford Gives Back provides 20% of the annual food needs for the Bobcat Backpacks Program. Over the years, the drive has become one of the University’s largest community outreach projects, as well as a proud and longstanding tradition.

RAM House is a day shelter that provides refuge for those in need, including hot noon meals, clothes closet, and laundry facilities. It is a non-profit facility run by Roanoke Area Ministries.

Six Years of Giving Back