Grady College is amplifying its efforts to help feed families in need this holiday season by co-sponsoring a “Stuff the Truck” event to kick off the two-week Hunger Bowl food drive in support of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, Oct. 30-Nov. 10.
“Grady College is delighted to partner with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, the Office of the President of the University of Georgia, Cox Media Group and UGA Athletics to ‘Stuff the Truck’ on Oct. 30 at Walmart locations all over Athens,” said Dean Charles Davis. “It’s an ideal way to kick off the Hunger Bowl season, by trying to raise as much money and food in one day as we can, and we hope to make this a permanent day in the life of the campus and of Athens. It’s going to be so much fun, for a great cause!”
Drop by one of the Walmart locations on Epps Bridge Parkway, Lexington Highway, Atlanta Highway, and in Commerce from 12 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, to make a donation, win prizes from local radio stations, and meet Hairy Dawg, the UGA Cheerleaders and other surprise guests who will pop in throughout the day.
Coaches Mark Fox and Kirby Smart are lending their support through a series of PSAs that will be broadcast on Cox radio stations and socially.
During the two-week Hunger Bowl, Oct. 30-Nov. 10, large collection bins for canned or other non-perishable food items are located on the first through the fourth floors of the journalism building. Cash or checks—made out to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia— can be dropped off at the business office. According to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, every dollar raised purchases six pounds of food, enough for four meals.
For your convenience, a drive-up and drop-off collection will be available at the non-gated section of the Psychology parking lot (N09) on Wednesday, Nov. 1, and Thursday, Nov. 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30a.m. Volunteers will be on hand to help you with your donations.
Questions regarding the food drive can be directed to Terri Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-542-2006.