MARTIN, Tenn. – The 2013 Can Caravan, sponsored by WCMT 101.3 FM and the University of Tennessee at Martin Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), resulted in a total of 13,363 nonperishable food donations. All items collected were taken to Santa’s Village, who in turn distributes the items to West Tennessee agencies who have food pantries.
A total of 10 schools in Weakley County participated in the event, with each school’s top class winning a pizza party. Martin Primary School raised the most canned goods (1,956) while the 10 schools combined to raise 8,952 canned food donations.
Of the 14 UT Martin sports teams, the Skyhawk equestrian team won the team challenge for the second straight year, collecting 2,060 canned goods. All in all, UT Martin athletics donated 4,411 canned goods.