Headlock on Hunger – Hoops Against Hunger – Huddle Against Hunger
In the on going fight against childhood hunger in our community there is no stronger alliance than the Heroes Vs Hunger.
Headed by World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame inductee, former world champion, and star of the Discovery Channel’ Vikings series, Heroes Vs Hunger brings together the best of the world of sports, entertainment, business, multi-media, literature, and technology in helping to ensure that no child in our community has to face the specter of hunger while at home.
Headlock on Hunger – Led by national chairman, Jim Ross, WWE Hall of Fame broadcaster, Fox Sports contributor and creator of The Ross Report podcast, Beth Copeland (Beth Phoenix) four-time world champion and WWE Hall of Fame inductee. Headlock on Hunger brings together the wrestling and MMA communities as well as public, private, and sports organizations to help provide meals for students who may not have enough to eat at home during the extended holiday breaks from school.
Hoops Against Hunger -Initiated by National Chairman and NBA All-Star Brad Daugherty, brings together the basketball community, the Southern Conference, along with public, private, and sports organizations, as well as local and national sponsors to help provide meals for students while away from school.
Huddle Against Hunger – Led by National Chairman and NFL star quarterback and former Congressman Heath Shuler to brings local high school and college football teams in joining the fight against childhood hunger.
During the football, wrestling and basketball seasons, local high school teams and teams from the Southern Conference collect food and cash donations for our student hunger programs. Buffalo Wild Wings in Asheville also hosts Headlock on Hunger / UFC Join the Fight Night shown at their restaurant as well as 10% of all sales going to Headlock on Hunger.
More than two million meals have been distributed to students in our community through these tremendous programs.
In addition to the food collected, students are able to visit any Arby’s in Buncombe County and receive a free Arby’s Healthy Kids Meal each day during the holiday breaks by presenting their Arby’s JoyFull Holidays at Home meal card that is generously provided by the Brumit Restaurant Group and Arby’s. Additional food is also provided by Ingles Markets through the Food for Thought program.