The Campus Food Pantry is looking to defend their title as the inaugural Southeastern Conference, or SEC, Food Fight champions during the second annual competition amongst SEC food pantries. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate April 8-21, as every donated dollar, food and hygiene item goes toward the fight against food insecurity.

Earlier this year, the Campus Food Pantry moved to a more centralized campus location in Lupton Hall providing more opportunities and much needed space. According to Auburn Cares coordinator Sarah Grace Kaschak, the new location has resulted in an increased number of users.

“We’ve had a large increase in users and could really use assistance in stocking the shelves to support our students experiencing food insecurity,” Kaschak said. “We are so excited to compete and receive donations for the Campus Food Pantry.”

To help raise funds and needed items, the Campus Food Pantry and Beat Bama Food Drive have partnered together to involve campus and community members.

The Beat Bama Food Drive provides multiple involvement opportunities, including a neighborhood collection drive, a grocery store donation day and five benefit nights at local restaurants. In addition to these efforts, Beat Bama Food Drive team members will be on the Haley Concourse raising funds for the competition.

To support the Campus Food Pantry in the SEC Food Fight, click here. Food and hygiene items can be dropped off at 1115 Melton Student Center.

Participating schools include the University of Alabama, the University of Arkansas, Auburn University, the University of Florida, the University of Georgia, the University of Kentucky, Mississippi State University, the University of Mississippi, the University of Missouri, Vanderbilt University, the University of South Carolina and the University of Tennessee.

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Last modified: 04/11/2022