Can the Griz Food Drive

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November 8th-22nd

This year marks the 15th annual Can the Griz/Can the Bobcats Food Drive, an off-field competition between MSU and the University of Montana to see which community can collect the most donations for their local food banks. This friendly competition takes place on Saturday, November 8 through Saturday, November 22 at the Bobcat/Griz game, and ends at half-time. 

In 2013, MSU and the Bozeman area community donated 100,937 pounds of food plus approximately $47,445.38 to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank. Combined, that's a RECORD donation for the food bank and is the equivalent of 130,590.36 pounds of food! All of the food collected at Can the Griz remains in the Gallatin Valley and is used to support our friends, our neighbors, and our children’s classmates.

The Bozeman community is invited to help us Can the Griz by setting-up a blue and gold box/bin and promoting the Can the Griz Food Drive at your location beginning on November 8 through November 22. By registering at this link, you will be provided with a collection box, marketing materials, official collection site poster(s), and advertising of your location as an official drop-off site.

How can your office, department, organization or business participate?

  • Become a collection agent
  • Host a friendly competition between your department/organization and each other
  • Collect money
  • Host a food drive day in your office or department
  • Promote Can the Griz on your Facebook page

2014 Collection Agent Locations

Grocery Store Drop-Off Locations

Albertson’s-Bozeman & Belgrade

Co-op-West Main & Downtown

Heeb's East Main Grocery

Lee and Dad’s- Belgrade




Town and Country-11th & 19th

2014 Off-Campus Drop-Off Locations:


On-Campus Drop-Off Locations

Health and Human Development
MSU Spectrum Lab



2014 Sponsors


Text to Donate Sponsor

dairy farmers of montana  

Spirit Level Sponsor

owenhouse ace hardware  

Questions about Can the Griz?

Laurynn Olson, Program Coordinator, at 994-2837 or