Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food drive returns for 27th year
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller
The Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food and fund drive kicked off Friday, giving University of Alabama students, staff and fans another way to support the Crimson Tide — and help the West Alabama Food Bank, too.
The drive runs through Nov. 18, and the winner will be announced Nov. 19.
“These students work year-round both collaboratively and competitively in the competition to do good for the state,” said Beat Auburn Beat Hunger representative Zoe Winston. “They work all year to raise awareness and address issues around food and security. It makes me incredibly proud to be part of this institution that has students who really genuinely care for their community.”
This year marks the 27th for the annual competition with the Beat Bama Beat Hunger food drive at Auburn University.
Last year, Alabama beat Auburn with 291,047 pounds of food donated. This year, Beat Auburn Beat Hunger’s goal is 300,000 pounds. Everything donated goes to the West Alabama Food Bank, which serves Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties.
Since 1994, the football rivals have raised more than 7 million pounds of food for Alabamians in need.