Help CAN the MSU Bobcats in this friendly, off-field food drive competition!

November 9 – 23, 2019  •  Grizzly: 406,000 LBS


Now in our 20th year, the annual Can the Cats Canned Food Drive is a friendly, off-field food drive competition between UM & the Missoula community and MSU & the Bozeman Community to see who can raise the most food & funds over the two-week period leading up to the Brawl of the Wild football game.  In 2018, 1 in 5 people in Missoula County utilized our local food bank.  All donations collected in the Missoula area during this two-week food drive competition stay local and help stock the shelves at Missoula Food Bank & Community Center.

In 2018, the Missoula community raised a grand total of 404,897 collective food & funds for our local Food Bank!

Donate Online Here


ways you can help Can the MSU Bobcats:

  1. Fill a bag! 
    • Drop off donations at Missoula Food Bank & Community Center (1720 Wyoming St.) or any Can the Cats donation drop spot.
  2. Host a Food Drive!
    • In 2018, our local Food Bank served 1 in 5 people in Missoula County. The need for emergency food assistance is growing in our community. Help us keep pace.
    • Click here to register your food drive today!
  3. Donate
    • $1 = 1 lb and every donation counts during this two week drive. Checks can be made out directly to Missoula Food Bank & Community Center and mailed or delivered to us at 1720 Wyoming St, Missoula, MT 59801.
  4. Spread the Word!
    • Follow us on Facebook. Share our posts & events. Invite your friends!
  5. Volunteer! 
    • Follow the link below to sign up to help collect food donations at our local Grocery Stores all throughout the drive!

Sign Up!


Calendar of Events

  • Coming Soon!

Donation Drop SPOTS

Donation DROP SPOTs at University of Montana:

  • Adams Center
  • The Corner Store
  • The Market in the UC
  • McGill Hall
  • Alumni Association – Brantly Hall
  • UM Foundation
  • Provost Office –  Main Hall
  • The Law School
  • Additional locations TBA

Marketing Toolkit

Download & share the following marketing materials to boost your food drive and spread the word!


Thank you to our partners!