Auburn, Alabama Students Compete to Fight Hunger

Nov 16, 2016

The Beat Bama Food Drive is Auburn University’s counterpart to Alabama’s Beat Auburn Beat Hunger. The food drive collects money and food for the Food Bank of East Alabama.

The organizers of the food drive encourage all student organizations on the Auburn campus to get involved. Food donations are supplemented with money from benefit nights and a cornhole tournament.

Caroline Jager is the President of the Beat Bama Food Drive. She says the food drive is best summed up by its motto: “Educate, Unite, Serve.”

“Our goal is to educate the student body, as well as the community, of what we’re fighting for, and that is to alleviate food insecurity within our area. But we also, through activities on campus and off campus, want to unite the community and the student body to come together to serve.”

Auburn won the food drive competition last year. They collected 211,625 pounds of food.