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MU vs. UC Food Race

MU vs. UC Food Race

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Over 25,000 meals donated to those in need!

This was 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 victory in the first ever MU vs. UC Food Race! Bearcats aren't afraid of a little healthy competition, so this food drive had a twist: while the Bearcats defeated the Redhawks on the gridiron, fans competed to see which university could 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 raised funds using a brand new web app from NomNom Nation! Fans were able to donate non-perishable food items before the game at Paul Brown Stadium but, it is importatnt to note that dollar donations make a much bigger impact on the fight against hunger.

Through the web-based app designed specifically for this important cause, users could see in real-time which team was taking a bigger bite out of hunger. During the game, the standings were reported to fans, and at the end of the third quarter UC was announced as the winner!

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

It was a tremendous celebration of being a Bearcat with awesome homecoming events, and the opportunity to support the Freestore Foodbank and collect funds and food for those in need was icing on the cake!

Questions about the MU vs. UC Food Race? Contact the Center for Community Engagement at or 513-556-1559