Indiana and Purdue Alumni Compete in Annual Food Drive to Support Tri-State Food Bank
When it comes to interstate college rivalries, they don't get much bigger than the long-standing rivalry between Indiana and Purdue. It doesn't matter what the sport or activity is, both schools want to prove they are the best in Indiana. Alumni from both schools will soon have the chance to do that with a friendly competition that will help those dealing with food insecurity in the Evansville area.
The Red & Black Give Back Food Drive
The Purdue Alumni Club of Evansville (PACE) and Indiana University Alumni Association Chapter of Greater Evansville (IUAA) are taking part in the 7th annual Red and Black Give Back food drive competition on Saturday, May 6th, 2022, from 8am-12n at the six Schnucks locations in Evansville and Newburgh. During that time, both organizations will compete to collect the most food and raise the most money - all of which will be donated to the Tri-State Food Bank. Donations can also be made by texting REDVBLACK to 71777.
This Is the Rubber Match
After winning last year's food drive competition, Purdue University tied up the series at three wins apiece - that means this year's winner will break the tie. The Indiana alum and anxious to get it back...
The IU Alumni Association of Greater Evansville is excited to once again battle with the Purdue Alumni Club of Evansville for the benefit of Tri-State Food Bank. We look forward to taking back possession of the Old Oaken Bucket, but the real winner in this endeavor are all those who are served by Tri-State Food Bank. We're Hoosiers fighting hunger. GO IU!
Side note: I wonder if there was a conversation between the two groups about what to call the event. I imagine it would go something like "Why does it have to be the Red & Black Give Back? Why can't we call it the Black & Red Give Back?" Haha!
Participating Schnucks Locations
- Darmstadt - 600 East Boonville-New Harmony Rd, Evansville, IN
- Evansville West - 4500 West Lloyd Expwy, Evansville, IN
- Evansville North - 3700 First Ave, Evansville, IN
- Lawndale Commons - 5000 Washington Ave, Evansville, IN
- Green River - 3501 North Green River Rd, Evansville, IN
- Newburgh - 8301 Bell Oaks Drive, Newburgh, IN