From the University of Alabama:
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama won the 2011 Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Food Drive by collecting 237,079 pounds of food to top Auburn University’s collection of 134,102 pounds of food.
UA’s collection is an 8.5 percent increase in food donations from last year.
“I am so proud of the work that our students and the staff of the West Alabama Food Bank put into the drive this year,” said Wahnee Sherman, director of the UA Community Service Center. “The food drive was truly another example of this community coming together to help others.”
Since its inception in 1994, the Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food drive and Beat Bama Food Drive have collected more than 3 million pounds of nonperishable food for needy families in Alabama. This year’s drive was held Oct. 10-Nov. 18 and is UA’s eighth win in the annual competition and a comeback win after last year’s losing effort.