UW kicks off sixth-annual Red & White Hunger Fight


Red & White Hunger Fight

Oct. 10, 2013

Donate to Red & White Hunger Fight

MADISON, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin will once again be doing its part to help feed Madison-area families this Thanksgiving.

The effort is already underway, in fact, as UW Athletics began its sixth-annual Red & White Hunger Fight on Oct. 6. The Fight was initiated in 2008 by former UW women's soccer play Michelle Dalton, who brought the idea of a campus-wide food drive to UW-Madison after organizing similar efforts in high school.

Since its debut, the Red & White Hunger Fight has collected more than 13.7 tons of food and more than $4,443.

UW Athletics has partnered with the Wisconsin Alumni Association and UW Homecoming Committee, making the Red & White Hunger Fight the largest food drive at UW-Madison. The UW Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Morgridge Center for Public Service on campus are also involved in the execution of the event.

Students, alumni and fans are encouraged to contribute to the campus-wide effort.

Those visiting campus may drop food off at bins located throughout Madison, including the lobby of the Wisconsin Alumni Association building (650 N. Lake St.) and the Kellner Hall welcome center at Camp Randall Stadium (1440 Monroe St.)

Badgers fans may also participate in the effort by donating online.

Student organizations wishing to participate may register and compete for the 2013 Grand Prize. The student organization that collects the most food will win tickets and an on-court appearance at a UW men's basketball game.

Fans throughout Madison will also have an opportunity to donate when UW student-athletes deliver bags door to door to collect food donations on Nov. 10. Student-athletes will return a week later to pick up the bags on Nov. 17. All donations will be collected and sorted on Nov. 20, the Red & White Hunger Fight BIG Day at Ogg Hall on the UW campus.

All proceeds benefit the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin.

Questions can be directed to Abigail Money-Waldo of UW Athletics Community Relations at amoneywaldo@athletics.wisc.edu.

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