Beat Auburn Beat Hunger
OCTOBER 5, 2015- NOVEMBER 20, 2015
University of Alabama are reigning 2014 CHAMPS
University of Alabama: 300,049 pounds
Auburn University: 198,041 pounds
EXECUTIVE TEAM LEADER: Amanda Fenton
TEAM LEADER: Katie Brinser
ASSISTANT TEAM LEADERS: Katie Cater; Courtney Charland; Kelley Martin; Andrea Rock; Liz
Schlichting; Kimberly Still, Chris Wagner
TEAM EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
SKILLS DEVELOPED INCLUDE: Exposure to diverse populations; fundraising; event planning;
PURPOSE: To organize and promote the annual Beat Auburn Beat Hunger food drive that pits The University of Alabama against Auburn University to see who can collect the most food in the weeks leading up to the Iron Bowl.
Beat Auburn Beat Hunger (BABH) is an annual event that was created by the Center for Service and Leadership (CSL) and the West Alabama Food Bank in 1994. During the seven weeks leading up to the Iron Bowl, the BABH food drive unites students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to help "fight" hunger and poverty in West Alabama.
In competition with Auburn University and the Food Bank of East Alabama, BABH challenges both institutions to collect the most non-perishable food to help those who suffer from food insecurity. This good-natured competition has made an impact that reaches far beyond the campuses where it began. Since its inception, Alabama and Auburn have combined to raise approximately 4.8 million pounds of food for Alabamians.
THE GOAL THIS YEAR FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS 325,000 POUNDS
Some key dates are as follows:
BABH Campaign: October 5 - November 20, 2015
BABH Kickoff Celebration: October 5, 2015
Hunger Banquet: October 15, 2015
BABH 5K: Sunday, November 8, 2015 (Registration opens September 1, 2015 on Eventbrite)
Stay tuned to volunteer.ua.edu for more important dates during this campaign.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS:
"Win or lose, the BABH team and the Beat Bama Food Drive Team at Auburn know that we are making an impact on our communities and the state by uniting together for a little friendly competition between the universities."
Class of 2015