'Together We Can' Food Drive Begins this Week

Sept. 15, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Fans attending University of Kentucky sporting events will have the opportunity to assist God's Pantry, a local food bank, through the program, "Together We Can," coordinated by UK Athletics and the Southeastern Conference.

The three UK home events being targeted this year are:

Food collection bins will be located at all three entrances at Memorial Coliseum and also at the main entrance of the UK Soccer Complex on game days.  Student-athlete volunteers will work each entrance and be able to answer any questions that fans may have.  Monetary donations will gladly be accepted, as well. Furthermore, fans who donate five or more cans or non-perishable food items will receive free admission into the volleyball or soccer matches.

For the football game, student-athletes will be assigned a collection bucket and circulate through designated areas of the Commonwealth Stadium parking lot to collect monetary donations from tailgaters.

Every year, student-athletes, Athletic Departments, and fans from each of the Southeastern Conference’s 12 Universities and Athletic programs team up to help fight hunger in local communities by joining together to support the “Together We CAN” Food Drive.