Support Radford Gives Back!

Due to the effects of COVID-19 and in the best interest of the Radford family, the fifth annual Radford Gives Back is hosting drive thru collection events for the Bobcat Backpacks Program on the Radford University Main Campus during three events.

  • The next event is Friday, Feb. 26 from noon to 4 p.m., at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center Jefferson Street entrance.
  • The last event is Wednesday, March 3 from 3 to 6 p.m. in Lot Z.

RUC Gives Back

RUC will join this year by hosting a donation drive in support of the Roanoke Area Ministries - RAM House in Roanoke.  

  • Donations will be accepted until March 3 and can be dropped off at the Highlander House on the fourth floor at RUC.

Canned Food Donations Requested

  • Chunky soup
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Beans
  • Ravioli
  • Peanut butter (16-18 oz.)
  • Granola Bars
  • Boxed mac ‘n cheese
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Oatmeal packets

About Radford Gives Back

Radford Gives Back is a campus-wide food drive to support the Bobcat Backpacks Program, a local nonprofit organization that provides 180 Radford City Public School children with food for the weekends.  Radford Gives Back provides 25% 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.


Five Years of Giving Back