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Hokies vs. ’Hoos Food Fight Benefits Food Bank

Because Hunger Knows No Season!

When it comes to Virginia Tech and University of Virginia, every season brings a new opportunity for competition in both men’s and women’s sports. But this month, one of the nation’s biggest in-state college rivalries is shaping up to help accomplish something no athletic program has ever done:

Feed hundreds of thousands of Virginians!

The ninth annual Hokies vs. ‘Hoos Food Fight is underway. The food and funds drive, benefitting FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank, has provided more than 310,000 meals for the hungry over the years.

“As we inch closer to the spring and summer months, FeedMore will continue to rely heavily on the support of our friends and neighbors in Central Virginia to help us ensure that no child, family, or senior goes hungry,” said FeedMore’s Jeff Baldwin.

To participate in the Hokies vs. ‘Hoos Food Fight, make online donations at between now and midnight February 12. Look for collection boxes at all area Martin’s stores. Donations can be placed in these boxes through Sunday, February 10. Financial donations can also be made at any Martin’s register. Collection boxes are also located at YMCAs across greater Richmond.

When all is said and done, each food donation will count for one point and every dollar donated during the Food Fight will count for five points. The score will be updated throughout the competition at and the winner will be announced Thursday, February 14.

The ‘Hoos lead the overall series, five wins to three. Baldwin says although he can’t predict this year’s winner, he has a good feeling about the outcome.

“Hunger has a cure, and that cure is all of us working together as a region by supporting food and fund drives like Hokies vs. ‘Hoos,” said Baldwin.

Karen Schwartzkopf has her dream job as managing editor of RFM. Wife, mother, arts and sports lover, she lives and works in the West End with her family, including husband Scott, who not coincidentally is RFM’s creative director. You can read Karen’s take on parenting her three daughters – Sam, Robin, and Lindsey, also known as the women-children – in the Editor’s Voice.

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