Beat Bama Food Drive


October 18, 2013


It is once again time  for the annual Auburn-Alabama “Food Fight”.  For the past nineteen years, Auburn University and the University of Alabama have competed with each other prior to the football game to see who could raise the most food for their local food bank.  This has grown from a relatively small-scale event to become one of the largest food drives in the State!  Last year, Auburn took home the trophy with an amazing amount of donated food – 273,650 pounds to Alabama’s 266,737.

This year’s competition runs from October 14th through November 25th  and it promises to be fierce.  We must win big in order to keep the trophy on the Plains, and rumor has it that Tuscaloosa already has plans in place to prevent this from happening!  Results will be announced at the Auburn-Alabama game.

This competition is primarily a student-organized activity, but the local community participates in supporting Auburn University and the local community.  Many public schools host food drives and many of the local grocery stores help to facilitate donations of food by allowing the Food Bank to place barrels in the store lobby during the food drive. 

Locations of collection barrels:

·         Walmart Supercenter, Auburn

·         Walmart Supercenter, Opelika

·         Winn-Dixie on Fox Run Parkway, Opelika

·         Winn-Dixie on S. College Street, Auburn

·         Kroger, Tiger Town in Opelika

·         Kroger, Auburn

·         Earth Fare, Auburn

·         Always Money, Opelika

·         Lee County Justice Center, Opelika

·         Jules Collin Smith Museum, Auburn

·         Alumni Center, S. College in Auburn

·         Maurices, Auburn

·         Numerous locations on Auburn University campus

If you would like more information or would like to schedule an interview, please contact:

·         Martha Henk, Executive Director of the Food Bank – 334-821-9006 or by email at mhenk@foodbankofeastalabama.com

·         Tim King, Coordinator for the AU Center for Community Service – 334-844-4978 or by email at timking@auburn.edu

·         Leanna Barker, Coordinator of the Beat ‘Bama Food Drive – 205-394-3917 or by email at leb0025@tigermail.auburn.edu