AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - More than 50 barrels are in place all across east Alabama for the Beat Bama Food Drive.
Last year, the drive raised nearly half a million pounds of food, but the University of Alabama beat Auburn University by collecting the majority.
One in five people in Alabama are food insecure, meaning they don't have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food.
The Beat Bama Food Drive hopes every year to turn a football rivalry into a food-donating one.
"Everyone wants to beat Bama at some point and that's something that we try and use student-wise that they're really excited about," explained Sara Perez, president of the drive. "But for our team in general, it's not about beating Bama for us, even though that's always a plus, it's about feeding the people in this area that really need it."
If you want your donations to count toward either team's total, you have until Nov. 24 to participate.
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