The annual <a href=””>Beat Auburn Beat Hunger</a> food drive kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. in the Ferguson Center.

Big Al will arrive at noon with activities including an inflatable basketball toss.

<p>The drive collects food donations for the <a href=””>West Alabama Food Bank</a> and is a competition involving UA’s <a href=””>Center for Service and Leadership</a> and Auburn University’s Beat Bama food drive. <span style=”font-size: 14px;”>Collectively, they have raised over 6 million pounds of food over the past 25 years.</span></p>

Student leaders place canisters around campus and throughout Tuscaloosa. UA won in 2018 by collecting 309,194 pounds of food. In addition, people may donate at the <a href=””>food drive web site</a> or through the <a href=””>West Alabama Food Bank</a>.

All food and monetary donations go to the West Alabama Food Bank which services nine counties: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa.

Student volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at City Hall with Tuscaloosa officials to kick off the campaign. For more information, contact Stacy Cooper, City of Tuscaloosa at <a href=””> </a>

Donations can also be sent through Venmo (@ua_babh).

Upcoming events include:

  • Hunger Banquet: 6 p.m. Oct. 18, Ferguson Center Ballroom
  • Fall Festival: Oct. 18
  • Homecoming Parade: Oct. 26
  • Volleyball Donation Night: 5 p.m. Oct. 28, Foster Auditorium

For more information, contact Jillian Marks, Vice President of Marketing for Beat Auburn Beat Hunger, at

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