At the end of each University of Alabama home game, volunteers swing into action for the ``Fifth Quarter.``
During the closing minutes of all University of Alabama home games, volunteers from the University of Alabama’s Phi Gamma Delta and Alpha Gamma Delta fraternities, along with trained food bank personnel, salvage food prepared for fans in the North Zone, South Zone and sky boxes. Vendors, who prepare food for these areas, donate all items which were not offered for service during the game. The food is immediately repackaged in vacuumed sealed containers and delivered to the food bank. The food is then offered to the food bank’s agencies for delivery to those in need. 5th Quarter also collects food from basketball and gymnastics events.
Fifth Quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium has proven to be a huge success. The West Alabama Food Bank receives approximately 2,200 pounds of food per game. As with all of the WAFB programs, this is a collaboration between the food bank, volunteers, donors, and agencies, who join together to salvage and redistribute food. The food bank is thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in the Fifth Quarter program. By quickly preserving the food, many people receive much needed nutrition.
Thank you to all who make this program work each season!