THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA ACHIEVES GOAL OF BEATING AUBURN AND HUNGER

The Iron Bowl of campus-wide food drives ran from Oct. 1 through Nov. 21, seeing the University of Alabama winning and collecting 278,788 pounds of food.

Auburn University received donations totaling 229,361 pounds.

The friendly competition challenges each institution to see who can collect the most food and monetary donations for their local food bank.

Since 1994, the Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger food drive and the Beat Bama food drive have collected around 7 million pounds of nonperishable food items for needy families in Alabama.

“People get to eat because of this drive, and that’s the reality of the situation,” said Jacob Burnham, president of Beat Auburn Beat Hunger. “What the food bank is doing is incredible, and the fact that we get to be part of that in our one month drive is really just an honor for me personally, and it’s just incredible to see the impact students at the university can have when we partner with the community.”

This year marks the third consecutive win for the University of Alabama.

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