Since the Beat Auburn Beat Hunger and Beat Bama Food Drive fundraisers began in 1994, the two universities have raised more than 7 million pounds of donated food for Alabamians coping with food insecurity.
More than 100 volunteers worked together to pack the meals, some of which will be sent to Haiti, which was recently hit by an earthquake and then a tropical storm.
To date, Berea Kids Eat has served more than 400,000 meals to youths while supporting health and wellness initiatives and food security programming for low-income communities.
The End Child Hunger in Alabama (ECHA) County Food Guide Project connects Alabama families in crisis with food resources in their communities.
Berea College Program Serves Thousands of Free Nutritious Meals Three Days a Week to Children in Need
A partnership between Berea College, Grow Appalachia, the USDA and the Kentucky Department of Education, Berea Kids Eat also helps keep local restaurants in business while supporting area farmers.
President Biden has directed FEMA to increase its share of funds supporting nonprofit/restaurant partnerships that address food insecurity, ensuring more free meals can be delivered to people in need while also saving jobs for restaurant employees.
A food insecurity project, spearheaded by UVA pediatric surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Gander in partnership with Local Food Hub's Fresh Farmacy program, also aims to help combat childhood obesity.
Berry College's environmental science and studies students will also work alongside shelter residents in the gardens and farm to provide fresh produce for the shelters’ dinners.
Lincoln Memorial University students donated a total of 1,561 cans and 77 decorated Thanksgiving meal boxes in a late-November food drive for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
As part of CU's 10th annual Community Christmas Store, more than 100 faculty, staff and students volunteered their time and resources to wrap gifts and prepare food boxes for people in need.