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ASU challenges UA, collects food for those in need

March 26, 2012

Come out and support ASU4Food on March 29 as Arizona State University takes on the University of Arizona in the annual Territorial Food Fight "Fill the FLASH" event. The Territorial Food Fight, which is sponsored by State Farm, aims to feed the homeless and those struggling to provide food for their families.  

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., non-perishable food items will be collected on a FLASH shuttle service bus, provided by ASU's Parking and Transit Services (PTS) and the City of Tempe. The FLASH bus will be located on the Orange Mall on ASU's Tempe campus. Zipcars will also be available in Lot 59 and Lot 45, on the Tempe campus, to provide additional food donation drop-off sites. In addition, the West and Polytechnic campus PTS offices will be collecting food on that day for the event.  

“Hunger is a severe problem throughout the world as well as right here in our backyard,” says Megan Barlow, ASU4Food president. “We participate each year to combat Arizona’s hunger and, with the combined efforts of everyone, we believe the fight against hunger can be won.”

For additional information visit the ASU4Food website and Facebook page, as well as the event page.

ASU4Food is an ASU student-run organization whose main goal is to raise both awareness and donations for the growing hunger problem in the state of Arizona. All members of the ASU community and its surrounding neighbors are invited to stop by any of the ASU campuses and support ASU4Food. One dollar can provide seven meals for those in need. ASU4Food is half-way to its goal of raising 60,000 meals this year. Donations of nonperishable food items are welcome as well as cash or check donations. 

Media contact:

Chelsea Chamberlain,

Parking and Transit Services

Arizona State University