It's that time of year again! Join the effort to CAN THE CATS this year in the annual food drive competition between UM & the Missoula community and MSU & the Bozeman community.  This marks the 20th year of competition - we need to have the bragging rights.

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.

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We're teaming with all Missoula Albertson's locations to hold a 12-Hour Food Drive on Friday, November 15th.  You can make food and monetary donations from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. at ANY Albertson's store.

If you stop by the Eastgate Center Albertson's (1003 E. Broadway) between 10a-1p you can say "howdy" to Denny Bedard as he broadcasts live, or between 4p-7p as Ryan Nelson broadcasts live.  And Mike Smith will be at the Albertson's at 2230 N. Reserve St location from 12p-3p.

Information from the Facebook event page is below.

Donate non-perishable food or cash donations at any Missoula Albertson's location on Friday, Nov. 15th for a FULL DAY FOOD DRIVE from 7am - 7pm with our friends and radio personalities from Townsquare Media!

Help our Missoula community win the Can the Cats Canned Food Drive and nourish families and individuals through our local Food Bank during this full day live broadcast!

$1 of every 1/2 gallon and gallon of milk bought at our local Albertson's during the Can the Cats Canned Food Drive (11/9-23) will be donated to our local Food Bank for this fun, off-field food drive competition!

Anyone who donates at a Can the Cats Grocery Store Food Drive may be entered into a drawing for one of many local prizes! 4 passes to Big Sky Breakout, 100 lbs of local & organic storage vegetables, a gift certificate for the Gibson Mansion, a signed GRIZ jersey, and so much more! Raffle prizes will be drawn the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 22nd.

Thank you to all our local Alberson's, Townsquare Media, Dairy Farmer's of Montana, and Dairygold!

Get more info including all the events for Can The Cats HERE!

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