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Beat Bama Food Drive unites AU community to fight hunger

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

Many consider the Iron Bowl to be the greatest rivalry in college football, and Alabama-Auburn fans love to battle one another, especially for a good cause.

Since 1994, the Beat Bama Food has united students, faculty, staff and the Auburn community to help fight hunger and poverty.

The goal is simple: to collect more food and money than the Alabama Crimson Tide. 

Together, Auburn University and the University of Alabama have raised more than 3 million pounds of food for Alabamians who don't have enough to eat. 

Food insecurity exists all over our community, in our schools and in our neighborhoods, and the statistics are staggering: 

  • 1 out of every 5 children in our area lives in poverty
     
  • 16 percent of Alabama's seniors live below the poverty level
     
  • 12 percent of Alabamians are "food insecure," meaning they may not be to obtain an adequate diet
     
  • 214,200 Alabama households are food insecure 

The drive lasts until November 20. For more information, visit their official website at http://www.beatbamafooddrive.com/.          

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