Rival Food Drive brings in over 600,000 pounds of food
Updated: 1/13/2012 1:57 pm | Published: 1/13/2012 1:51 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A competitive food drive between the University of Utah and Brigham Young University brought in more than 600,000 pounds of food even though the rivals didn't get to play a much-hyped football game alongside it.
School officials say University of Utah won the contest by bringing in nearly 422,000 pounds of food and $108,000 in cash donations for the Utah Food Bank.
Organizers say the November collection lagged initially because a scheduling change had moved the big game to September. The food drive usually coincides with the week of the rivalry game.
University of Utah alumni director John Fackler says the school redoubled its effort after committing not to let people go hungry simply because there wasn't a rivalry game at the same time.
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1/13/2012 4:20:18 AM (GMT -7:00)
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