Governor, Nashville mayor compete in food drive

Friday, December 14, 2012, Vol. 36, No. 50

NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean are engaging in a food drive competition that is part of an effort to provide 10 million meals during the holiday season.

The governor and mayor are scheduled to appear at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Nashville on Monday to announce whose office collected the most food between Nov. 28 and Dec. 14.

Last year's friendly "food fight" was won by the governor's office. The competition collected a total of more than 62,000 pounds of food, enough for nearly 49,000 meals.

The event will feature a display of all the food collected by the two offices between Nov. 28 and Dec. 14.