RENO, Nev. — In the days leading up to Saturday’s football game, Boise State fans have challenged Wolf Pack fans to an online virtual food drive to raise funds for hunger relief in both areas.
Nevada travels to Boise State for an 11:30 a.m. PT game Saturday, Oct. 1, and the Idaho Food Bank will be collecting food and donations at Bronco Stadium as part of their Hunger Bowl IV. In addition to the food drive at the game, Boise State has issued a challenge to Wolf Pack fans to see which team’s fans can raise the most money online.
Wolf Pack and Bronco fans anywhere can visit hungerbowl.org and click on their team’s logo to make a cash donation. This pre-game rivalry will be highlighted on the Hunger Bowl “scoreboard” leading up to the official game day. All Wolf Pack donations will go to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. All Boise State donations will be used for hunger relief in Idaho.
Hunger is a very serious issue across the country and in Nevada. One in five children in Nevada live in a home where there is not enough food for three meals per day, and one in six people in the state needs to seek food assistance to make ends meet. Each dollar raised for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada can provide four meals to those who need them.
The online virtual food drive is part of the University of Nevada’s partnership with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to create “One Hunger-Free Community, One Pack.” Wolf Pack student-athletes, coaches and staff will be participating in volunteer activities with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada each month this year, including this week’s “Pack the Pack” Pay-It-Forward party and virtual food drive.
Last year, Wolf Pack fans stepped up to help the Food Bank raise funds to provide over 112,000 meals and collect 5,456 pounds of food in December and January as part of the partnership Nevada established with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada leading up to the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.