Georgia Tech Challenges University of Georgia To A Food Fight
Students Collect Canned Goods For Local Food Bank
Posted November 19, 2009 | Atlanta, GA
Georgia Tech's Community Service Council and Student Government Association are challenging the University of Georgia to a food fight. The second annual GT vs. UGA food fight collects canned goods on behalf of the Atlanta Community and Northeast Georgia Food Banks.
"Tech has never turned down a challenge from U(sic)GA," said Rob Parrish, a student organizer for the event. Last year, Georgia Tech collected one barrel of cans, approximately 300 pounds. The University of Georgia collected more than 20,000 pounds of cans. "We are hoping for ten full barrels of cans," said Parrish
"I know we are going to win the game on Saturday. It is my sincere hope that we can do almost as well with this challenge," said Parrish. "Georgia Tech's motto is Progress and Service, and we must not forget the second part of that."
Members of the Georgia Tech community may donate canned items through November 25 (by 5:00 p.m.). Blue collection bins are located near the library fountain, next to the Student Government Office in the Student Center, and in the Athletic Association. Large donations or questions about donations should be directed to Parrish at firstname.lastname@example.org.