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Food Fight: ASU partners to collect food donations


December 01, 2010

In a unique partnership with Arizona State University and the University of Arizona, State Farm Insurance is sponsoring the second annual Territorial Cup Series Food Fight. The Food Fight is a competition between the two rivalry schools to collect as much food as possible at two football games this season.

The first game was Nov. 26, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., between UCLA and ASU. The second will be the Territorial Cup football game Dec. 2, at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz.

This year more than ever, local Arizona food banks need more contributions to help meet the increased demand from people needing assistance. State Farm is challenging all fans attending these two games to bring non-perishable food to donate. There will be numerous food drop locations surrounding Sun Devil and Arizona Stadium. Look for "Collection Point" signs and bins and people wearing State Farm T-Shirts to assist you.

Recipient of the donated food will be St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix.

"St. Mary's challenge is to ease hunger in Arizona," said Terry Shannon, president and chief executive officer of St. Mary's Food Bank. "We are thankful for the partnership with ASU4Food and State Farm. This unique partnership goes a long way in helping us meet that challenge."

"The aim of our partnership is to not only spotlight athletic programs offered by each university, but also to help alleviate hunger in the community and address the educational funding challenges each university is currently experiencing," said Suzanne Shambrook, State Farm vice president-agency. "State Farm is proud to be a part of such a storied past of two nationally renowned universities."

For more information, contact Quinton "Gus" Miranda of State Farm at 480-293-6017 or gus.miranda.ca0j@statefarm.com; Sam Lipman of ASU4Food at sam.lipman@gmail.com; or Gary Knudson of AdSport at 602-502-6987 or gary@adsport.com.