Lubbock community, TTU students unite to Wreck Hunger - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock community, TTU students unite to Wreck Hunger

Provided by South Plains Food Bank

After Texas Tech wrecks TCU the competition continues between the Lubbock community and Texas Tech organizations in a 30 hour food drive to raise food and together Wreck Hunger! The South Plains Food Bank will be weighing in donations and keeping score at this year's Wreck Hunger tailgate food drive.

The South Plains Food Bank and volunteers from Texas Tech student organizations will be grilling and tossing washers at Market Street on 19th and Quaker Friday at noon until Saturday at 6pm.

Activities planned for the 30 hours include appearances by coaches Kliff Kingsbury, Tubby Smith, Wes Kittley, Don Flora, Todd Petty, Jonathon Murray and Tim Tadlock. Also planning to appear are the Texas Tech baseball team, the Saddle Tramps with Banging Bertha, Raider Red and the Masked Rider.

In exchange for donations, The South Plains Food Bank will be giving away prizes every hour and will have a drawing Saturday evening for big prizes.

"We are hoping to collect 3,500 lbs of food," says Lynn Weir of the South Plains Food Bank. "With a donation of 3 non-perishable food items or by checking our Facebook and twitter accounts a person can enter to win prizes. We are giving away an autographed Kliff Kingsbury jersey, a nights stay at the Overton, a tablet, a cell phone, United Supermarket gift certificates plus tons of other great prizes!"

Saturday morning, Market Street will give away 30 free breakfasts to the first 30 people that bring donations. And later Saturday afternoon, South Plains Food Bank will fire up the grill and serve free hamburgers and hot dogs donated by Sam's Club.

The food drive is 30 hours in recognition of South Plains Food Bank's 30th anniversary celebrated this year and celebrates September as "Hunger Awareness Month."

This event is supported by sponsor Reagor Dykes Auto Group and donations by Market Street, Sam's Club, Peoples Bank and Fouts Law Firm. 

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