Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. the Dalton State Athletics Department is hosting a "Fill the Feeder" basketball game.

The Dalton State Roadrunners will take on Brewton-Parker College at the Dalton Convention Center.

Anyone who brings in at least one nonperishable food item will receive free general admission to the game.

Season ticket holders who bring in a donation will receive free popcorn.

The donations will help replenish the on-campus "Birdfeeder Food Pantry".

Students at Dalton State received more than 10,000 food and hygiene items from the Birdfeeder Food Pantry on campus last school year alone.

"As many as a third of college students nationwide don't have enough money to meet essential needs, such as food, and Dalton State's students are no exception", said Heather Williams, assistant director for Leadership and Civic Engagement at the college.

"More than 250 students used the Birdfeeder at least once during the fall semester", she said. And already this school year, more than 6,000 items have been distributed.

This is the second year in a row the basketball program has hosted the fill the feeder game. last year 862 items were collected.

Those wishing to make a monetary donation to the Birdfeeder may do so at by clicking "Give Now" and then designating the gift to "Birdfeeder." The pantry receives no institutional funding.