Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger Launches 25th Anniversary Drive

The 25th annual Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger food drive kicked off Monday, Oct. 1, at The University of Alabama and will run through Nov. 15. The drive collects food donations for the West Alabama Food Bank.

During the food drive, students with UA’s Center for Service and Leadership compete with the Beat Bama food drive at Auburn University; collectively, they’ve raised about 6 million pounds of food over the past 25 years.

In 2017, Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger collected 260,453 pounds of food. This year’s drive will culminate in an announcement of totals Friday, Nov. 16, at the West Alabama Food Bank.

Each year, students provide empowering and resilient leadership in organizing events, gathering food from locations on and off campus and providing publicity.

“We have had a lot of success recruiting students to be on staff this year, and we expect about 150 students to be involved,” said Olivia Van Praag, team leader and a UA student. “This should increase our reach on campus and in the community allowing us to help both the West Alabama Food Bank and hopefully beat Auburn.”

Monetary donations also are accepted; $1 equals 2 pounds of food. To donate, visit

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