College Food Fight

Friday, November 24th 2006, 11:57 am
By: News On 6

There's a food fight going on between two local universities, and the winners will be people who really need food this season.

News on 6 reporter Emory Bryan says OU and OSU are in a food fight. It’s the Bedlam Food Drive challenge to see which school can come up with the most for the Community Food Bank.

The teams compete on the field, but their fans compete with their cans. Canned food. It's a food drive challenge between Oklahoma State and the University of Oklahoma.

"Those that might not otherwise give might well give because of the challenge," said Don Stout with OU Club Tulsa.

The fans are being encouraged to drop off canned food to help their team win the bragging rights. Right now, OSU is leading the challenge, but only by 40 pounds of food.

Altogether, the fans have gathered more than 1,000 cans, but the need is even greater.

"The Community Food Bank needs tuna, soups, any type of canned food for the holidays, so we're hoping to make this an ongoing project with Arvest Bank," said OU Club Tulsa President, Paige Cole.

The drive is a way to encourage fans to give, and remember those less fortunate.

"Well I think it's a great opportunity for the community to help those among us who don't have enough food, particularly during the holiday season," Stout said.

Cans of food are being collected at all Arvest Bank locations in Tulsa, the campuses of OU and OSU in Tulsa, and at the Fox and Hound Pub. The Bedlam drive ends Saturday, but of course, the Community food bank always welcomes donations.