can the griz
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.

Help us Can the Griz, AGAIN! 

Text Can to the number 41444 to donate via credit or debit card. Or donate online by going to this link!

Bring your donations to any of the participating collection sites listed below
Buy canned goods at any of the grocery stores listed below
Bring your donations directly to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank

Marketing Materials

This Business Proudly Accepts Donations 8.5x11 Horizontal Poster
This Business Proudly Accepts Donations 11x17 Horizontal Poster
This Business Proudly Accepts Donations 8.5x11 Vertical Poster
This Business Proudly Accepts Donations 11x17 Vertical Poster
Donate Canned Goods Here 8.5x11 Horizontal Poster
Donate Canned Goods Here 11x17 Horizontal Poster
Donate Canned Goods Here 8.5x11 Vertical Poster
Donate Canned Goods Here 11x17 Vertical Poster
Can the Griz Main Poster 8.5x11 Vertical
Can the Griz Main Poster 11x17 Vertical
Can the Griz Coloring Page

Food Drive Schedule









Albertson's Rosauers  Albertson's Best Western GranTree Inn  
4:30-7pm 4:30-7pm  4:30-7pm 8am-3:10pm  

Have you made your Can the Griz video yet?!

Gallatin Valley Food Bank Wish List Items

  • Tuna
  • Canned fruit
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned beans
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Soup
  • Cereal
  • Turkey

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
Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street
406 Brewing Company 101 E Oak St Suite D
CVS Pharmacy 115 N 19th Ave
D.A. Davidson & Co. 529 East Main
Darigold 1001 N. 7th Ave
Dee-O-Gee 2051 Oak St #4
Dee-O-Gee 424 E Main #103
First Interstate Bank 202 W Main St
First Interstate Bank Bozeman West - 2800 W Main St
First Interstate Bank Bozeman Gallatin - 2023 Burke St
First Interstate Bank Belgrade - 7001 Jackrabbit Ste H (next to Albertsons)
First Security Bank 208 East Main St
Journey Church/The Commons 1794 Baxter Lane East
Kenyon Noble Lumber Co. 1243 W. Oak St
Kenyon Noble Lumber Co. 4949 Jackrabbit Ln, Belgrade
Longfellow Elementary School  516 South Tracy
Malibu Tan 2855 No. 19th Ave. Suite L
Malibu Tan 200 So. 23rd Ave. Suite E
Manhattan Bank 124 S Broadway -Manhattan
Manhattan Bank- Churchill Branch 7175 Churchill Rd-Manhattan
Manhattan Bank- Bozeman Branch 2610 West Main
Meadowlark Elementary School 4415 Durston
Morrison-Maierle 2880 Technology Blvd. W
Morning Star Elementary School 830 Arnold Street
MSU Spectrum Lab 2310 University Way, Bldg #4-2
Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply - Bozeman 2275 N 7th Ave
Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply - Four Corners 822 Jack Rabbit Lane
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
Ressler Motors 8474 Huffine Lane
Resurrection Catholic Campus Ministry  1725 S 11th St
Sacajawea Middle School 3525 S. 3rd Ave.
Simms Fishing Products 177 Garden Drive
Sola Cafe LLC 290 W. Kagy
Springmeadows Assisted Living 3175 Graf Street
Stadium View Apartments 13 Tai Lane
Stockman Bank 1433 N 19th Avenue
Taco del Sol 17 S Tracy Ave.
Universal Athletic 25 W. Main Street
US Bank Bozeman 104 East Main Street
U-Swirl 110 N 19th Suite B
Western Transportation Institute\MSU 2327 University Way (3rd floor)


2014 On-Campus:

Alpha Gamma Delta  1206 South 6th Ave
Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity 1707 greekway
Alpha Omicron Pi 1119 South 5th Ave 
ASMSU Roberts Hall Main Lobby (2nd floor) & EPS main lobby
MSU Bookstore 125 Strand Union Building
MSU Child Development Center 105 Herrick Hall
Chi Omega 405 West Garfield 
College of Agriculture  125 Linfield Hall
College of EHHD 250 Reid Hall
First Interstate Bank Strand Union Building
Health and Human Development Herrick Hall 2nd floor
MSU Student Health Service Student Health
Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship Reid Hall-Room 338 and 447
ACE Community Involvement  Culbertson Hall room 101
MSU Library MSU Library
MSU Mail Services 100 Culbertson Hall
Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center/Rec Sports & Fitness Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center
Office of Activities and Engagement SUB 222
Office of the President 211 Montana Hall 
Pi Beta Phi  1304 South 5th Ave
Freshman Apartments Family Graduate Housing Main Office
North Hedges/Headwaters North Hedges Lobby
South Hedges South Hedges Lobby
Roskie Roskie Lobby
Langford Lanford Lobby
Johnstone Johnson Lobby
Hannon/Quads Hannon Lobby
Hapner Hapner Lobby

2014 Across the State:

First Interstate Bank 306 Spokane Avenue-Whitefish, MT
MSU Bozeman College of Nursing 400 15th Avenue South Suite 106- Great Falls, MT


Questions about Can the Griz?

Laurynn Olson, Program Coordinator, at 406-994-2837 or