Thank you to everyone who helped out on Friday at Town & Country Foods with our Can the Griz food drive. Dave & Ally were broadcasting live for the 12-hour drive all benefiting the Gallatin Valley Food Bank.

This is all part of the annual friendly competition between Bozeman and Missoula to see who can raise the most food for their communities.

With turkeys, potatoes, canned goods, and money to count, Jill and Laura from the Gallatin Valley Food Bank announced on the XL Morning show the following total:

23,871 lbs/cash

This is an amazing start to Can the Griz! Thank you to Town & Country Foods, all of our volunteers, and everyone who donated on Friday.

We have a lot of food left to collect if we want to Can the Griz! Remember, this is the last week! This year the winner of the competition will be announced through social media on the evening of Friday, November 20th at 8:30 p.m.

We're going to make one more final push for Can the Griz on Thursday morning. Dave & Ally are going to Stuff the XL Studio with food for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank! You can help us Stuff the Studio by dropping off food, turkeys, or cash by the radio station. This will be drive-through style so you don't even have to worry about getting out of your vehicle.

Here's how the XL Nation can help us Can the Griz this year:

  • Donations directly to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank may be dropped off at its location from 8 a.m. to noon on weekdays to keep the parking lot open for drive-through food distribution in the afternoon. 
  • You can volunteer to help the food bank with donations and collections here.
  • Large donation drop-offs will need to be scheduled in advance with Jon Horn at jhorn@thehrdc.org.
  • Make a monetary donation to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank. Each dollar counts as 1 pound of food. A few years ago, we raised more pounds of food than the Missoula community did, but they beat us by getting just a little more in cash/check donations. You can write a check directly to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank or you can donate online by clicking the button below.