Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Events

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    Unlike many other bowl games, the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl is about more than just football.  On Friday, the teams — UCLA and Illinois — visited Glide Memorial Church & Kitchen and St. Anthony’s Dining Room in San Francisco.

    Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

    L to R: Sean Sheller, Kai Maiava, Jordan James, Jake Brendel, Brett Hundley, Jay Barlow, Kola Awe and Mike Harris

    As six-year volunteer Joan Holland said, “To us these folks are not homeless, they’re our guests and we are not a soup kitchen.”

    St. Anthony’s Dining room serves 2,600 meals a day while Glide Memorial Church & Kitchen serves another 2,500 meals each day.

    Nathan Scheelhaase, Illinois QB

    Nathan Scheelhaase (Illinois QB)

    Janis Hill-Bennett (Glide volunteer) with Joseph Fauria TE of UCLA

    Janis Hill-Bennett (Glide volunteer) with Joseph Fauria (UCLA TE)

     

    Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani founders of Glide Memorial Church and Kitchen

    Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani founders of Glide Memorial Church and Kitchen

    David Allen LB UCLA

    David Allen (UCLA LB)

    On Thursday, players, coaches, sponsors and local dignitaries assembled for a kickoff luncheon for the second annual Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Guest speakers included interim head coaches Mike Johnson of UCLA and Vic Koenning of Illinois, players from each team and other special guests.

    Throughout the week, the organizers of the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl have coordinated a series of exciting events for the residents of San Francisco, as well as the students, alumni and fans from the UCLA Bruins and Illinois Fighting Illini.

    The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl will be hosted on Saturday, December 31 at AT&T Park (12:30 p.m. PST kickoff). Now in its second year, the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl is the only college bowl game that focuses on raising money & awareness about the issue of hunger in the United States. Hunger remains a serious issue in the United States. In fact, 49 million Americans, or one in six of our neighbors, don’t always know where their next meal will come from.

    Cory Harkey (UCLA TE)

    Cory Harkey (UCLA TE)

    UCLA Players: Joseph Fauria, Cory Harkey & Luke Gane

    UCLA Players: Joseph Fauria, Cory Harkey & Luke Gane

    Joseph Fauria & Lucie Ellis

    Joseph Fauria & Lucie Ellis

    Ilinois Pep Rally

    Ilinois Pep Rally

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