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Feeding Northeast Florida (FNEFL) and America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia are calling on college football fans to take part in the Georgia-Florida Game Week Food Challenge from now until Nov. 1.

“We’re inviting fans to help address the hunger need in our community, where one-in-six people in our community are food insecure – and one-in-four are children,” said FNEFL President and CEO Bruce Ganger. “Whether they volunteer at our distribution center, or make food or other donations, they just need to let us know which team they are rooting for. We’ll tally up the score and announce the results after the Georgia-Florida Game on Oct. 31.

For tailgaters who want to take part in the food drive, themed food collection bins for both teams will be located at the downtown Jacksonville Winn-Dixie Store at 777 North Market St.

Florida & Georgia themed food collection bins are located at various locations including:

  • Florida Blue retail stores at the St. Johns Town Center (4855 Town Center Parkway) and River City Marketplace (13141 City Station Dr.) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Oct. 30.
  • At the Terracon offices in Jacksonville (9655 Florida Mining Blvd. W.) and Savannah (2201 Rowland Ave.).

Georgia Bulldog and Florida Gator booster clubs in Northeast Florida are also participating in the food drive.

Donations can also be dropped off at the food banks in both cities.

All canned goods and boxed foods are welcome- pick up a little extra when you shop for your tailgate and donate it to the food banks!

Fans and visitors who choose to volunteer can register now at the FNEFL Distribution Center for a three-hour shift inspecting and sorting donated food can register or call 904-830-4379 to schedule a morning or afternoon shift. All are welcome to wear their team colors.

Georgia Bulldog and Florida Gator Booster Clubs in Northeast Florida have also been invited to participate.

For those who wish to donate to Feeding Northeast Florida can click here or visit America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia website — just let us know which team you’re pulling for when you make your donation!

“We’re excited to team up with our neighboring food bank to encourage Georgia and Florida fans to put their team spirit behind the fight to end hunger,” said Mary Jane Crouch, executive director of America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. “The real winners of this friendly competition are the thousands of fans in Northeast Florida and southern and coastal Georgia who face hunger every day.”