Published: Nov 05, 2010 8:20 PM EDT
Updated: Nov 05, 2010 5:17 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Bishop Verot Catholic High School and Fort Myers High School students take long standing rivalry to a new level in an effort to feed the hungry in Fort Myers.

For the second time ever, Bishop Verot and Fort Myers will face off on the football field. The two teams meet up Friday night at 7:30 at Fort Myers High Stadium. Students from the Fort Myers schools have been collecting canned goods for Community Cooperative Ministries Incorporated (CCMI) in the Rivals for Rations competition.

CCMI of Fort Myers is a non-profit organization providing a variety of services to some of the neediest residents in Lee County. Students from both Bishop Verot and Fort Myers High regularly volunteer at the soup kitchen located in Dunbar.

The Rivals for Rations competition will come to a close tonight during half time of the football game when a winner between the two schools will be announced and the soup can trophy will be awarded.

Football fans can compete in Rivals for Rations by bringing a can good or non-perishable food item to the Bishop Verot vs. Fort Myers football game. A drop off point will be located within the gates of Fort Myers Stadium and fans can choose the side they want their food item to count for.

The Rivals for Rations contest is presented by the Galloway Family of Dealerships, which is providing large F-350 pickup trucks in opposing school colors for Friday night’s collection.