Riverview and Allegheny Valley students went head-to-head to see who could collect more food.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Two local, rival school districts found a way to give back to the community but keep the competitive spirit alive.

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This time it didn’t happen on the gridiron or the court.

The competition was to see who could feed their neighbors through a food drive.

Riverview and Allegheny Valley school districts spent the past month collecting as many non-perishable food items as they could through food drives.

The student organizers said that since they couldn’t compete in sports, they decided to compete by helping local food banks.

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More than 4,000 donations in total came from the two districts with Riverview pulling off a comeback to win the competition.

“Just to know that both sides helped so much and we’re helping the community and getting some fun competition with it,” said Gracie Flanick, a junior.

“Even though it was a rivalry and it was a competition we both were helping both sides of our community,” added Isabella Walsh.

The competition has just a little bit extra riding on the outcome.

A friendly bet between the principals of each school meant the loser would have to wear the winner’s school colors when dropping off the donations.

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Allegheny Valley’s principal dropped off the collections while wearing Riverview colors.