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BOISE -- Saturday was the 40th meeting of Boise State and Nevada football, but it was also the 6th annual Hunger Bowl.

Boise State game day is an environment unlike any other. But on Saturday, it was even more special. Before heading into the stadium to cheer on their Broncos, fans stopped to give a big hand to those in their community that are hungry.

We live in such an amazing community, said Steve Smylie with the Salvation Army. We really do, and I think every once in a while, with events like these, we stop and count our blessings about what a generous and wonderful community we live in.

The annual Hunger Bowl is a food drive put on by Boise State and the Idaho Beef Council to benefit the Idaho Foodbank, the Salvation Army, and the Boise Rescue Mission.

Cathe Scott is the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Idaho Foodbank.

These drives are just an amazing sense of community. When you see people who have walked at great length from their car, with their bags of food, as well as their Bronco paraphernalia, just the smiling faces, the donations, the thanks that they give us for being here. When really, we want to thank them.

Scott told KTVB, fans come together to donate thousands of pounds of food, and thousands of dollars every year in the annually held Hunger Bowl.

It's always important to help people who need something to eat, said Jack Burton, one of the fans who donated. And, it doesn't hurt us to do it.

Scott said that's what it takes, a few cans or a few bucks from a bunch of people adding up to tens of thousands of meals for Idaho's hungry. It's the whole community coming together, little bits adding up to big change.

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