A football bet for food security

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and Utah Senator Mike Lee raised roughly 55,000 pounds of food donations for local non-profit organizations in their respective states as part of a bet prior to the Oregon Ducks vs. Utah Utes football game on Nov. 19.

The food donations from Oregon — 15,000 pounds of ground beef from Farmers Ending Hunger and 20,000 pounds of dairy products from Tillamook County Creamery Association — will be given to the Utah Food Bank. FOOD for Lane County and the Oregon Food Bank will receive 40,000 pounds of pork from Smithfield Foods in Utah. The donations were supplied to both states regardless of the winner, which is good news for Oregon following the Ducks’ 7-38 loss to the Utes.

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