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Homecoming Food Drive

In Partnership with Miami University, Benefitting the Freestore Foodbank and Shared Harvest Foodbank

This is an exciting year to experience homecoming with the University of Cincinnati! One thing that makes being a Bearcat special is a shared commitment to our community, particularly to our neighbors in need.

In partnership with the Freestore Foodbank and Miami University, the University of Cincinnati is excited to announce the first ever homecoming food drive. Bearcats aren't afraid of a little healthy competition, so this food drive has a twist! While the Bearcats take on the Redhawks on the gridiron, the fans will compete to see which university can provide the most meals to those in need through the Freestore Foodbank and Second Harvest Foodbank.

In the week leading up to the homecoming game at Paul Brown Stadium, both universities will be raising funds using a brand new web app from Nom Nom Nation! The web app will launch on September 13, 2014--a week before the big game. Physical can donations will be accepted at the Center for Community Engagement, and fans will be able to donate non-perishable food items before the game at Paul Brown Stadium as well. However, keep in mind that dollar donations make a much bigger impact on the fight against hunger than physical food donations!

  • The most needed items are peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, cereals, tuna, canned chicken and soups.
  • Make an early donation by contacting the Center for Community Engagement (, 513-556-1559).

Thanks to NomNom Nation, fans from both sides with be able to donate funds through this exciting new app designed specifically for this important cause. App users can see in real-time which team is taking a bigger bite out of hunger. During the game, the standings will be reported to fans, and at the end of the third quarter a winner will be announced!

Bearcats fans' donations will go to our local foodbank, the Freestore Foodbank while Redhawks fans' donations will go to their hometown foodbank, Shared Harvest Foodbank.

Celebrate being a Bearcat with awesome homecoming events, and help the Freestore Foodbank collect funds and food for those in need!

Questions about the homecoming food drive? Contact the Center for Community Engagement at or 513-556-1559
Donations to the Freestore