M to be ‘Marooned Out’ in Honor of UM Homecoming, Hunger Awareness

September 18, 2015

MISSOULA – In an effort to raise awareness of hunger in Montana, the Montana Food Bank Network is “marooning out the M” on Monday, Sept. 21. The event, which takes place during the University of Montana’s Homecoming Week, will begin at 3 p.m.

 Participants are asked to meet at the M trailhead and wear a maroon T-shirt. Those who wish to support the MFBN can purchase a $10 officially licensed Griz T-shirt designed specifically for this event.

T-shirts will be available for purchase at the trailhead starting at 2:30 p.m., or can be pre-purchased on campus either at UM’s Entertainment Management program office, located in Gallagher Business Building Room L34B, or at The Bookstore at UM, located in the University Center.

According to the MFBN, one in seven Montanans struggle with hunger. With support from the University of Montana, Albertsons and The Shirt Shop, 100 percent of the T-shirt sales will help Montanans overcome their battle with hunger.

With a network of more than 200 partner agencies, the mission of the Montana Food Bank Network is to end hunger in Montana through food acquisition and distribution, education and advocacy. The nonprofit distributes more than 8 million pounds of food throughout the state.

“We strive every day to get more food to Montanans in need,” said Cassidy Green, MFBN marketing and events coordinator. “With just a $1 donation, the Montana Food Bank Network can provide enough food for three meals, and all donations stay in Montana.”

For more information about MFBN, visit http://mfbn.org/ or call 406-721-3825. For more information about the event, call Green at 406-215-1774.

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Contact: Cassidy Green, marketing and events coordinator, Montana Food Bank Network, 406-215-1774, cgreen@mfbn.org; Michael Morelli, director, UM Entertainment Management program, 406-243-5810, mike.morelli@umontana.edu.