To help support Aaron Murray at the G-Day Game, fans can bring in green beans and pinto beans
April 2, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - For the fifth straight year, the University of Georgia Athletic Department will team up with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia to alleviate hunger in northeast Georgia. The department asks that fans please bring a bag of food to gain admission to the annual G-Day game at Sanford Stadium this Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Athletic Department has set a goal of 15,000 pounds for this year's game. Over the past four years, the annual spring game has collected nearly 40,000 pounds of food. The greatest success came in 2010 when slightly more than 12,000 pounds were collected in one day.
"The G-Day food drive is a chance for the Bulldog Nation to come together and make a unified stand against hunger in Northeast Georgia," said head coach Mark Richt. "We need everyone to step up and make a difference."
This year, the Athletic Department has enlisted the help of several of the football players for the food drive. Fans can support their favorite player by bringing in the items listed next to each player's name: Aaron Murray (green beans and pinto beans), Keith Marshall (canned corn and sliced peaches), Todd Gurley (black eyed peas and chicken noodle soup), Malcolm Mitchell (early peas and canned pasta), Damian Swann (baked beans and sliced pears) and Michael Bennett (peanut butter and canned mixed veggies).
Donation stations will also be in place for monetary contributions, and just one dollar equals four pounds of food. All food and proceeds will go to assist families in Northeast Georgia who may not know where their next meal will come from.
Fans are asked to drop their bags of donated canned goods into the receptacles upon entering Sanford Stadium. Bins will be located at the Main Gate and Gates 2, 4, 6 and 9.
For more information about the Food Bank, call (706) 354-8191 or visit www.foodbanknega.org. For more information on how to become involved with the food drive, please contact Tina Laseter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other G-Day information is available here via the official G-Day website as well.