can the griz

This year marks the 15th annual Can the Griz/Can the Bobcats Food Drive, an off-field competition between MSU and theUniversity 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:

Belgrade Chamber of Commerce 10 E. Main-Belgrade
Bozeman High School 205 N. 11th Ave- Room J2
D.A. Davidson & Co. 529 East Main
Darigold 1001 N. 7th Ave
First Security Bank 208 East Main St
Longfellow Elementary School  516 South Tracy
Malibu Tan 2855 No. 19th Ave. Suite L
Malibu Tan 200 So. 23rd Ave. Suite E
Meadowlark Elementary School 4415 Durston
MSU Spectrum Lab 2310 University Way, Bldg #4-2
Museum of the Rockies 600 West Kagy Boulevard
Northwestern Mutual  1276 North 15th Avenue, Suite 202
Owenhouse Ace Hardware Downtown 36 E Main
Owenhouse Ace Hardware West Main 8695 Huffine Lane
Owenhouse Bicycling & Fitness 25 S Black
Resurrection Catholic Campus Ministry  1725 S 11th St
Sacajawea Middle School 3525 S. 3rd Ave.
Simms Fishing Products 177 Garden Drive
US Bank Bozeman 104 East Main Street
Western Transportation Institute\MSU 2327 University Way (3rd floor)


2014 On-Campus:

Alpha Gamma Delta  1206 South 6th Ave
Alpha Omicron Pi 1119 South 5th Ave 
MSU Bookstore 125 Strand Union Building
Chi Omega 405 West Garfield 
Health and Human Development Herrick Hall 2nd floor
Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship Reid Hall-Room 338 and 447
MSU Library MSU Library
Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center/Rec Sports & Fitness Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center
Office of Activities and Engagement SUB 222
Pi Beta Phi  1304 South 5th Ave



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