MISSOULA – It’s that time of year again!
Missoula Federal Credit Union is helping to raise food and funds in the Can the Bobcats food drive on Friday.
The credit union has donated 10,000 pounds of pasta and rice to Missoula Food Bank and will be tailgating outside the Brooks Street branch from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. to mark the half-way point of the 19th year of this cross-state competition.
“The five tons of food donated by the credit union is a significant contribution to our food bank; and it is two of the items we regularly spend our own resources on, so it’s even more of an impact,” said Missoula Food Bank director Aaron Brock.
“In a time when we are providing 50% more services than this time last year, we certainly need a few big days like this during this drive to keep pace with need,” Brock added.
In addition to stocking the shelves of the food bank’s emergency food pantry, the Can the Bobcats drive has become a direct source of food for our neighbors struggling to make ends meet during the holiday season, providing much of the food included in the food bank’s annual turkey distribution.
“Right now, we are asking this generous community for frozen turkeys and green beans. With what we have in our warehouse, and what we expect in donations, we are about 1,000 cans of green beans short for Thanksgiving,” said Kelli Hess with the food bank.
Missoula Federal Credit Union has been involved with the Can the Bobcats food drive for the past five years.
Can the Bobcats is the largest food raiser of the year and the goal for the Missoula community is 406,000 pounds. Click here for more information on the food drive.