Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Launches 2020 Food and Fund Drive

  • September 30th, 2020
Students stand in front of a barrel at the 2019 Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food and fund drive result day.
UA’s Beat Auburn Beat Hunger won the 2019 food and fund drive competition with Auburn University, collecting 278,788 pounds of food.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The annual Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food and fund drive kicks off Thursday, Oct. 1, at The University of Alabama.

The drive runs through Nov. 19. Results will be announced Nov. 20.

This year’s event will look different due to COVID-19, with the on-campus drive focusing solely on collecting funds. Student organizers will be handing out information at the Ferguson Center on Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. for the scaled back kick-off event.

During the drive, students with UA’s Center for Service and Leadership compete with the Beat Bama food drive at Auburn University. Together they’ve raised more than 7 million pounds of food over the past 26 years. UA has won the competition for three years in a row, last year collecting 278,788 pounds of food.

Although food barrels will not be on campus this year, they will be placed throughout Tuscaloosa. Organizers are working with off-campus partners to determine barrel placement and will announce that information on their social media accounts once available.

Monetary donations can be made at beatauburnbeathunger2020.causevox.com or donatenow.networkforgood.org/wafb. Donations can also be sent through Venmo @ua_babh.

All food and monetary donations benefit the West Alabama Food Bank, which services nine counties, including Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa. The food is distributed by nonprofit agencies. All of Auburn’s donations go to the East Alabama Food Bank.

Up-to-date information about the drive can be found @ua_babh on Instagram and Twitter, or on the Beat Auburn Beat Hunger website.

For more information, contact Jenny Keogh, vice president of marketing for Beat Auburn Beat Hungerat jkeogh@crimson.ua.edu.

Contact

Melissa Parker, UA communications, melissa.parker@ua.edu

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.