Can the Griz Food Drive

2021 marks the 22nd year of the Can the Griz Food Drive. This food drive is a friendly, off-field competition between Montana State University and the University of Montana to see which school can collect the most donations for their local food bank. The competition begins Saturday, November 6th and ends Saturday, November 20th. The winner of the competition will be announced that evening. Can the Griz proceeds go to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank and benefits Bounty of the Bridgers campus food pantry. The Bobcats have successfully canned the Griz 17 of 21 years! 

Last year, MSU and the Bozeman community donated 150.290 pounds of food plus a record $252,893.24 to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank. The University of Montana and Missoula community also raised a record amount for the Missoula community's local food bank. Donations from UM and the Missoula community had a grand total of 671,707.90 (pounds and money). We challenge the Bozeman community to help us beat the Griz this year! 

Here are some ways you can donate:
  • Please bring nonperishable food donations to collection locations throughout Bozeman to support those in need in Gallatin County. A list of participating locations can be found HERE!
  • Monetary donations may be made directly to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank. Each dollar donated counts as 1 pound of food!
  • Bobcat supporters can designate their contribution to MSU by telling the Gallatin Valley Food Bank or collection location host that their donation is for the Can the Griz food drive.
For more information, or to host a collection box, please contact the MSU Office of Student Engagement at 994-2933 or email

Can the Griz is coordinated by the MSU Office of Student Engagement and the Gallatin Valley Food Bank.
Contact: Kim Cleary, (406) 994-6872 or 


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