Congratulations are in order for the Crimson Tide faithful, as Alabama has beaten Auburn in the annual food drive competition.

This year's Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Food Drive collected 492,997 pounds of food for Alabamians in need. The University of Alabama collected 260,453 pounds of food while Auburn University collected 232,544 pounds.

Food collected by the University of Alabama will be given to the West Alabama Food Bank which serves nine counties in our area.