It's that time of year again, time to Can the Griz! This will be the 21st annual Can the Griz/Can the Bobcats Food Drive, a friendly competition with our Missoula neighbors to see who can collect the most donations for their local food bank. Each year, two weeks before the Brawl of the Wild both communities gather donations to see who can get the most with the winner announced at half-time. Bozeman has won 17 of the 20 years, last year being a record year of 437,265 pounds/cash donations. This year with no actual Cat/Griz game, things will feel different but the needs in our communities are bigger than ever. There are several ways you can participate in Canning the Griz this year! The easiest way is to donate food or make a monetary donation!
BOZEMAN REAL ESTATE GROUP
If you drop off at our office Bozeman Real Estate Group, you will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a night at the brand new Armory in downtown Bozeman (up to $300)! One entry for every 10 items of food or $5 donation. We are located right next to the Ridge Athletic Club, click here for directions. With Covid we understand, not everyone is comfortable coming into a business to make a donation. Don't worry, you can still participate! We have set up an easy way to make a monetary donation. Click the button below, make your donation and we'll get you entered into the raffle!
REAL ESTATE OFFICES
This year we are co-hosting our 2nd annual Can the Griz Real Estate Competition along with the Gallatin Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation. This friendly competition is between Bozeman's real estate offices/affiliates to see who can raise the most for Can the Griz! Drop your items off at any of the participating real estate offices and stay tuned to find out who will win. Last year PureWest Christie's was the winner with 5,208 pounds!
Bozeman Real Estate Group
Tamara Williams and Company
Taunya Fagan Real Estate
Engel & Volkers
ERA Landmark Real Estate
Fairway Mortgage - The Wood Team
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Donnie Olson Real Estate
BOZEMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
If you are on the east side of town, the library is a convenient location to drop off your donations.
ACE HARDWARE WEST
If you are on the west side of town, Ace is a convenient location to drop off your donations.
ONE OF THE BREWERIES
Several of Bozeman's breweries are collection sites this year. Take in some donations and grab a beer! Bozeman Brewing & Mountains Walking are both Can the Griz collection sites this year.
For a full list of collection sites, click here.
There are other ways to help Can the Griz. They always need volunteers to help hand out wish lists at the grocery stores, pick up food donations and deliver to the food bank. You can visit the Can the Griz website to schedule volunteer times.
Come on Bozeman, let's Can the Griz again this year!