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 6.6 million pounds of food for Alabamians in need!
Beat Auburn Beat Hunger is a student-run food drive competition. Our team consists a Team Leader (President), 6 Assistant Team Leaders (Vice Presidents), 26 Directors, and over 70 staff members! All of these students are passionate about ending hunger in West Alabama!
In 2018, we were able to raise a record 309,194 pounds for the West Alabama Food Bank and Beat Bama Food Drive raised 255,916 for the Food Bank of East Alabama for a total of 565,110 pounds raised for the state of Alabama! This is the highest combined total in the past 25 years!