Beat Auburn Beat Hunger (BABH) is an annual student-run event that was created by the Center for Service and Leadership (CSL) and the West Alabama Food Bank in 1994. During the six weeks leading up to the Iron Bowl, the BABH food drive unites University of Alabama students, faculty, staff, alumni, and Tuscaloosa and Northport 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 food and monetary donations to help their local food bank. 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 5.5 million pounds of food for Alabamians in need!

Big Al with Beat Auburn Beat Hunger sign

Team Overview

Beat Auburn Beat Hunger is a student-run food drive competition. Our team consists a President, 7 Vice Presidents, 26 Directors, and over 70 staff members! All of these students are passionate about ending hunger in West Alabama!

2016 total of 150,322 pounds of food donated

2016 Campaign Results

  • Monetary Donations (in pounds): 44,120
  • Academics: 19,606 pounds
  • Clubs/Organizations: 3,840 pounds
  • Greek Life: 9,574 pounds
  • Community: 8,042 pounds
  • Schools: 4,371 pounds
  • 2016 TOTAL: 150,322 pounds
Beat Auburn Beat Hunger can costumes

2017 Campaign Ends

Help us beat Auburn!