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Food Bank's Hunger Bowl Competition Winding Down

The upcoming holidays are a time for family and celebration for many, but for a significant number of residents, this is also a time spent battling food insecurity and hunger. Area agencies and organizations like the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia are working to make this a time of heightened awareness about their plight. Erin Barger is President and CEO of the Food Bank. She says as many as 15% of Clarke County residents struggle with food insecurity.

One of the organization’s most successful food and fund raisers is the Hunger Bowl competition which is currently underway.

The Hunger Bowl competition ends at 3 pm, Wednesday, November 16. Teams can collect food donations, raise money through a virtual food drive, or a combination of both. Visit foodbanknega.org for more information.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!