Written by The Business Journal Staff
The Big Fresno Fair is hosting its 3rd annual “Feed the Need” food drive on Monday at Fresno State.
From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fresno State Red Lot off of Barstow and Cedar avenues, community members can bring 10 or more canned food items per person in exchange for one free admission ticket to the fair.
Mascot Victor E. Bulldog will also be on hand, as well as Fresno State First Lady Mary Castro and Fresno State coaches and players who will be giving away game tickets at random to participating donors.
The food will benefit the Fresno State Student Cupboard, an initiative that provides free food and hygiene items to current Fresno State students in need. Since it started in 2014, about 8,500 students have made nearly 100,000 visits to the Student Cupboard.
“Last year the “Feed the Need” Food Drive at Fresno State raised 18,786 pounds of food and we hope to more than double that amount on Monday, Sept. 25,” said John C. Alkire, CEO of The Big Fresno Fair, in a statement. “Our Fair proudly employs many Fresno State graduates and volunteers who work both year-round and during our annual Fair. We are honored to help current students through the efforts of the Student Cupboard and we are equally proud of our continued partnership with Fresno State.”