Since 1994, the Community Service Center and the West Alabama Food Bank have united students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to help "fight" hunger and poverty in West Alabama by challenging Auburn University and the Food Bank of East Alabama to see who can collect more non-perishable food to help the needy. This good-natured competition has made an impact that reaches far beyond the campuses where it began. Since its inception in 1994, the competition has raised nearly 5 million pounds of food for Alabamians without enough to eat. Help us win the food fight trophy in West Alabama as we look to beat hunger and BEAT AUBURN!
Poverty in Alabama
• 721,875 Alabamians live in poverty including 244,661 children
• 919,670 Alabama households are food insecure
• 5.8% of Alabamians are unemployed
• 18.6% of Alabamians live below the poverty line
• 546,684 persons on average receive food stamps per month
• Average monthly food stamp benefit per person is $90.50
Hunger in America
• Over 49 million people including 16.7 million children are hungry in the U.S.
• 16.1 million of U.S. households experience food insecurity or hunger
• Food Stamps are the USA's leading defense against hunger for low-income people
• 40 million Americans use "food stamps"