Beat Auburn Beat Hunger (BABH) is a student-run organization that was created by the Center for Service and Leadership (CSL) and the West Alabama Food Bank in 1994. One campaign BABH focuses on is the seven 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 non-perishable food to help those who suffer from food insecurity. 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 over 6 million pounds of food for Alabamians.

As BABH works closely with the West Alabama Food Bank and fighting food insecurity, they have partnered with Student Care and Well Being and the UA REACH program to help with the facilitation of the day-to-day operations of the on-campus food pantry, Bama Cares Pantry. Please reach out to the Student Care and Well Being office regarding access to the pantry. If you are hoping to host an on-campus food drive for the pantry, please fill out this form to receive the current needs list.

Calendar of events

Check back closer to the start of our event to see where we will be going to end hunger!

Transferable Skills

By taking an active role in Beat Auburn Beat Hunger, students are exposed to diverse populations; discover fundraising best practices; plan various events; and are educated about the plight of those living in food insecure conditions.

Identifying your transferable skills and understanding their value to employers will increase your effectiveness in the job search.


  • Jacob Burnham – Team Leader
  • Matt Fisher – Administration
  • Mariah Ellis – Campus Involvement
  • Alex Jackson – Community Involvement
  • Ethan Sij -Logistics
  • Jill Marks – Marketing
  • Anna Perkins – Outreach
  • Kaitlyn Bishay – UA Pantry