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 seven 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 over 7 million pounds of food for Alabamians in need!

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Beat Auburn Beat Hunger is working diligently to follow guidance from the CDC and health officials. It is our priority to ensure the health and safety of our friends and neighbors. As food insecurity continues to increase during this time, BABH is more important now than ever. You can help meet this demand through making a donation today.

2019 Campaign Results

In 2019, we were able to raise 278,788 pounds for the West Alabama Food Bank and Beat Bama Food Drive raised 229,361 pounds for the Food Bank of East Alabama. Since 1994, together we have provided about 5,454,453 meals to Alabamians in need!

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