UM Dining to Host 19th Annual Christmas Cookie Cook-Off

December 07, 2016

MISSOULA – University of Montana students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to join UM Dining for some tasty and charitable holiday fun at the 19th annual Great UM Christmas Cookie Cook-Off.

This year’s event, themed “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” will be held from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, in the Lommasson Center’s Food Zoo dining room. Guests may bring home up to half the cookies they bake, and the remainder will be donated to local youth homes, senior homes, group shelters and other nonprofit organizations.

Event sponsor Sysco Food Service of Montana will donate about 800 pounds of cookie dough ingredients and decorations this year. Participants only need to bring their holiday spirit.

Every year, more than 30 campus departments participate in this event and donate about 300 dozen cookies to 16 local charities. In addition to making cookies, the event features beverages, music and a children’s play area.

For more information call Sam Belanger, UM Dining director of marketing, at 406-243-5089 or email


Contact: Sam Belanger, director of marketing, UM Dining, 406-243-5089,