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Wofford vs. Furman ‘Food Fight’ continues

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College Terriers and Furman University Paladins renew their football rivalry on Saturday, Nov. 13, but before the action on the gridiron, students, alumni and fans again will show their team support by participating in the Wofford vs. Furman “Food Fight.”

Last year, the first year of the canned food drive, nearly 1,500 non-perishable food items were donated, along with more than $1,000 raised by the two schools combined.

The annual food drive takes place less than two weeks before Thanksgiving, when food banks need assistance both monetarily and with cans and non-perishable food. Donations to Furman will go to Greenville’s Loaves & Fishes. Wofford donations will go to Spartanburg’s Miracle Hill Mission and The Soup Kitchen at Second Presbyterian Church. The contest is to see which school can collect the most food and raise the most money to fight hunger.

Students at both colleges have been collecting the food on their respective campuses since Nov. 6, and will continue until Friday, Nov. 12.

In addition to drop-off locations on the Wofford campus, members of the public can take their donations to the Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau at the Magnolia Street Train Station, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Rehabilitation Services Office (first floor, Montgomery Tower), and The Gibbs Cancer Center on the SRHS campus (off Serpentine Drive).