Football Families Hold Second Annual Food Drive
Tim DeRuyter
Tim DeRuyter

Nov. 15, 2013

By Jason Clay

FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State football coaches' wives and families are sponsoring the second annual Feed the Valley Food Drive on Nov. 23 before the 'Dogs host New Mexico at Bulldog Stadium.

The coaches' families will be collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations at all entrances to Bulldog Stadium one hour prior to kick off between the Bulldogs and Lobos. All proceeds benefit the Community Food Bank.

"All of our football families, our wives and children, really, really love living here in Fresno," said head coach Tim DeRuyter. "As a part of our respect and thanks for getting the chance to live in this community, we wanted to give back. We are going to do what we can to support it and hopefully we'll get the Red Wave out there supporting it."

Last year was the first for the Feed the Valley Food Drive at Bulldog Stadium, but it is something that the DeRuyter's and the other football families have helped organize at other university's they have been a part of.

The Community Food Bank distributes food to those in need in Fresno, Madera and Kings Counties.

Fresno State's game against New Mexico is set to kick off at 1 p.m. and the Bulldogs will be honoring 19 seniors before the game.

"Catch the Wave" - Tickets for Fresno State regular season finale against New Mexico on Nov. 23 are still available and can be purchased online at, over the phone at 559-278-DOGS (3647) or in person at the Bulldog Ticket Office located at Bulldog Stadium. The official home of the Fresno State Bulldogs is 940 AM ESPN Radio.



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