Beat Bama Food Drive raises 259,160 pounds of food for Food Bank of East Alabama
The 27th annual Beat Bama Food Drive concluded on Nov. 19 with 259,160 pounds of food collected to benefit the Food Bank of East Alabama. The total marks the second-highest amount ever raised by Auburn University since the Beat Bama Food Drive began.
In total, Auburn University and the University of Alabama collected a record 550,207 pounds of food, with the University of Alabama’s Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Drive accounting for 291,047 pounds.
Since 1994, Beat Bama Food Drive has collected more than 3.6 million pounds of food uniting students, faculty, alumni and community members to help fight hunger and food insecurity in East Alabama. This unique competition leverages the rivalry between the schools as they benefit local food banks, the state of Alabama and those facing food insecurity.
Beat Bama Food Drive thanks the many sponsors and participating organizations for making this year’s drive a success.
For more information about Beat Bama Food Drive, visit http://beatbamafooddrive.com/.
Submitted by: Lindsay Penny