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Silent Auction at Carrier Dome benefits Food Bank

As the Syracuse Orange were winning on the basketball court Saturday night, the Food Bank of Central New York was also winning in the Carrier Dome.
Syracuse(WSYR-TV) - As the Syracuse Orange were winning on the basketball court Saturday night, the Food Bank of Central New York was also winning in the Carrier Dome.

Each year, SU sports management students select a local charity to benefit from their charity auction, held at the same time as a basketball game.

This year it was the Food Bank of Central New York, which is seeing greater need this year after the Federal Government reduced Food Stamp and SNAP funding.

Lynn Hy from the Food Bank said, "People are making tough decisions between purchasing food and paying for rent. They're seeing that even more that the food budget given my the government is decreasing even more."

Alyssa Wood, one of the students who help pick the charity, said that they choose a charity where all the proceeds stay local.

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