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Nov 9, 2012 7:22 PM by Dennis Bragg - KPAX News

Cans, cash pour in for annual UM food drive

MISSOULA - Griz fans are hoping to make 13 a "lucky number" this year as they try to break a long losing streak in the annual food drive competition against the Bobcats.

Employees of Missoula Federal Credit Union were out bright and early Friday despite the cold snap, accepting donations for the "Can the ‘Cats" food drive.

This was "Community Collection Day" for the effort to help the Missoula Food Bank and local stations like Classic Country The Hawk and KPAX were out to promote the effort.

Montana fans haven't had the best track record in the annual competition leading up to the Griz-Cat game, only winning once in the past dozen years. Drive organizers are determined to turn that around this 13th year by encouraging both food and cash donations.

Ginnie Morey, the credit union's marketing director, said every dollar donated funds 1.6 pounds of food. "So the cash donations really do count a lot. Helps us 'Can the Cats.'"

It's also about one-upping MSU, she said. "Absolutely, it's a matter of pride. Go Griz!"

Donations can be dropped off on the UM campus, at MCFU locations and Karl Tyler Chevrolet right through next week.

You can also donate by texting the word "NOURISH" to 20222. Some restrictions apply.

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