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Annual Can the Cats competition underway in Missoula

Can the Cats 2020
Posted at 12:27 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 14:31:14-05

MISSOULA — We might be missing out on Montana Griz football this fall, but the annual Can the Cats competition is still alive and well this November.

"Our e-sports team got together with MSU's e-sports team, so there will be a big Cats vs. Griz tournament,” explained Hilary Rosa.

Rosa with the University of Montana says the food drive is so important to the community, they wanted to continue the tradition.

Next weekend, in place of the usual Cat-Griz football game, the Grizzly eSports team will take on an MSU team for the Grizzly eSports Brawl of the Wild crown.

There are still canned food drop off locations around town and on campus, but Rosa says monetary donations are important this year as well.

The Missoula Food Bank says this is helpful because they haven't been able to hold many food drives because of the pandemic.

Food Bank spokeswoman Amanda Ceaser says food is always one of people's number one needs, and as we move closer to the holidays, the need this year is higher than ever.

"Unemployment is still really high, people are still -- things are still different. And the pandemic is still here. We are just going to keep getting food out, emergency food, to anyone who needs it,” Ceaser said.

Ceaser noted that last year the food bank served more than 8,000 different households or almost 26,000 people in the Missoula area.

There are about 40 locations accepting donations. Click here for more information.