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Beat ‘Bama Food Drive Runs October 1st Through November 21st

For the past 25 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. It began as a relatively small-scale event but has become one of the largest food drives in the state. Last year, Alabama took the win with 309,194 pounds of donated food over Auburn’s 255,916 pounds.

This year Auburn is fighting to bring the win to the Plains while Tuscaloosa attempts to hold on to the title. The winner and final results will be announced on November 30th at the Auburn-Alabama game.

Donated food is used to help the Food Bank’s senior adult programs, as well as the soup kitchens, emergency food pantries, missions, and rehabilitation centers that are served by the Food Bank of East Alabama and the West Alabama Food Bank.

You can help! Many local businesses, public schools, organizations, and individuals are currently collecting and donating food. Many local grocery stores help to facilitate community donations by allowing the Food Bank to place barrels in the store lobby during the food drive.

Locations of collection barrels (these will be updated regularly):

  • Kia of Auburn
  • Club Pilates Auburn
  • Kroger on Dean Road, Auburn
  • Kroger, Tiger Town, Opelika
  • Kroger, Lanett
  • Earth Fare, Auburn
  • CSL Plasma, Auburn
  • Marriott Hotel, Opelika
  • Winn-Dixie on Fox Run Parkway, Opelika
  • Winn-Dixie on S. College Street, Auburn
  • Food Bank of East Alabama, Auburn
  • Community Market, Opelika
  • Numerous locations on the Auburn University campus

For more information about food drives, visit



“No matter which team you favor, support the Food Fight. Your team and more importantly, some of your neighbors are counting on you. Braggin’ Rights and the fight against hunger are on the line.”

David Housel, Director of Athletics Emeritus at Auburn University