AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - The 2022 annual Beat Bama Food Drive is about to begin.
Starting this Friday, Sept. 30, up until Nov. 17, this student-led organization will be collecting non-perishable food products from all over Auburn. This is a competition where the University of Alabama will also be collecting food at the same time, and whoever collects more by the deadline wins. This past year Auburn collected over 352,000 pounds of food and beat Alabama by 33,000 pounds, overall collecting more than 600,000 pounds of food.
This competition has been in continuation since 1994 when the total collected was just under 3,800 pounds. Neither Auburn nor Alabama could collect over 2,000. Now with an overall collection of 8,312,822 pounds over 28 years, it is one of the largest food drives in the state of Alabama.
If you want to participate, you can take non-perishable food items to any of the collection barrels that will be located around campus. Additionally, they accept monetary donations, with each dollar counting as two pounds towards the total.
The kickoff is this Friday, Sept. 30, in Montgomery and will be attended by leaders from both Auburn and Alabama, as well as Governor Kay Ivey.
For more information go to AU Involve and search for Beat Bama Food Drive under the organizations tab.