Field & Fork Food Drive Competition kicks off this month

Help a fellow Gator by donating non-perishable proteins and grains or other food and toiletries to the Alan & Cathy Hitchcock Pantry during the month of October. Departments can compete by collecting the most food and funds. The winning department will receive a delivery of party snacks to celebrate their efforts.

Drop off and weighing for the competition will be conducted at the pantry on Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also donate funds to help buy food for the pantry’s shelves. The pantry can buy up to three times what you could purchase at the store for the same price!

To register your department to participate in the competition, email Anna Prizzia at with your department’s name and contact information for your department’s food drive coordinator.​ To donate funds, visit (be sure to include your department’s name and wellness drive in the Notes field).