Grady aims to double its collections for annual Hunger Bowl benefiting the Food Bank of NEGA

For the second year in a row, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is collecting donations for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia’s Hunger Bowl.  The annual food drive—now in its third year—kicked off Oct. 31 and will run through 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14.

“Last year Grady collected $770 in cash and check donations and 3,483 pounds of food.  This year our goal is to double those amounts to $1,540 in cash/check donations and 6,966 pounds of food!” said Charles Davis, dean of Grady College. The food drive has become the college's philanthropic focus.  “This drive will help the Food Bank feed many families in need throughout Thanksgiving and beyond.”

Davis and Chris Conley, a journalism student and UGA football standout, discussed the significance of the food drive in an interview with Alexia Ridley of WUGA-FM. 

“It’s awesome to be able to touch someone’s life,” Conley said in the interview. “Every little bit counts.  If you go out of your way in the least, you’re still contributing to a greater goal.”

Hear the entire segment below.

Large bins to collect canned or other non-perishable food items are located on the first through the fourth floors of the building. Cash or checks—made out to the Foodbank of Northeast Georgia— can be dropped off at the business office.

There also will be two drive-up collection drop-offs in the non-gated section of the Psychology parking lot on Friday, Nov. 7 and Friday, Nov. 14 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. 

“Drive up and a volunteer will be there to take your donation, so please bring as many cans of food as your car can hold!” Davis said.  

All donators are encouraged to fill out a “Grady Gives” card to be placed on the window wall in front of the Drewry Room.

Questions regarding the food drive can be directed to Terri Baker at or 706-542-2006.

Questions regarding the food drive can be directed to Terri Baker at or 706-542-2006.

Date: November 4, 2014

Contact:  Terri Baker,