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Charity Gets Surplus Food From Vols Football Games

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Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. (AP Photo/FILE) Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. (AP Photo/FILE)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Thousands of pounds of surplus food from Tennessee home football games have gone to charity.

Tennessee announced Thursday through a university release that 3,710 pounds of unused food from Neyland Stadium was donated to Second Harvest Food Bank during the 2013 football season.

Surplus food from Neyland Stadium concessions started going to charity at the beginning of the 2012 season. This season's November 23 home finale against Vanderbilt marked the first time that unused food from the Neyland Stadium skyboxes also was donated.

UT Recycling, in partnership with the UT Food Recovery Network and ARAMARK, donated 606 pounds of unused food from the skyboxes to Second Harvest after the Vanderbilt game.

The possibility of donating unused food from other catered events around campus is under discussion.

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