Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
fiestafoodbank6.jpg
Oregon and Kansas State fans and students helped out at St. Mary's Food Bank. (KTAR photo/Aaron Granillo)

PHOENIX -- They may be rivals in the Fiesta Bowl, but Ducks and Wildcats teamed up Thursday morning to help fight hunger.

About 100 students and supporters from Kansas State and Oregon visited St. Mary's Food Bank to help pack boxes of food.

"We thought we could all come together and work together before we battle it out on the football field tonight," said Sarah Smith-Benanti, development assistant of student affairs at Oregon.

Smith-Benanti said the school worked with the food bank two years ago when Oregon played in the BCS national championship game.

Kansas State vice president Pat Boscow said the latest event is an opportunity to teach their students about giving back.

"It's one small step in the process of educating young people about the commitment to community service, civic engagement, and caring about someone else," Boscow said.

St. Mary's Food Bank estimated the volunteers packed about 1,600 boxes.

Aaron Granillo, News Editor

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.