January 4, 2013
by Feeding America

It is becoming a St. Mary's Food Bank tradition — and quickly a University of Oregon tradition as well.

Two years after volunteering at St. Mary's with Auburn University prior to the national championship game, the Ducks made a return visit to the world's first food bank Thursday and invited their Fiesta Bowl foes from Kansas State to help fight hunger in Arizona.

The Oregon marching band, cheerleaders and Duck mascot joined more than 100 volunteers representing the Ducks and Wildcats to pack and sort more than 23,000 pounds of non-perishable food to build some of the more than 30,000 emergency food boxes St. Mary's distributes each month. With three local television stations filing live reports at once amid all the activity, it was a wild morning at the Del E. Webb Center.

Tags: Volunteer , Arizona , St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

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