On Monday, Sept. 21, students, professors, athletes and hunger advocates will join together in their “Griz Spirit,” to Fill the Hill for Hunger Awareness.

The Montana Food Bank Network in conjunction with the University of Montana, UM Alumni Homecoming Week and UM Entertainment Management, invite Griz Nation, Montanans, hunger advocates and hiking enthusiasts to join this fun and social event. At 3 p.m. participants will meet at the trailhead for the "M" trail on the University of Montana campus. Music and light refreshments will be provided for those hiking. Participants are asked to wear a maroon T-shirt or support MFBN and purchase a $10 officially licensed Griz T-shirt developed 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 at the Entertainment Management office in the Gallagher Business Building in Room L34B or at The Bookstore at the University of Montana in the University Center.

The goal of the Hill Fill project is to bring to light the fact that 1 in 7 Montanans struggle with hunger. With a strong visual, the participants hope to represent a strong message, “Anyone can help”. With generous support from Albertsons, the University of Montana and The Shirt Shop, 100 percent of the sales of the T-shirts will go to help Montanans overcome their battle with hunger.

For more information about the Montana Food Bank Network, visit mfbn.org or call 721-3825. For more information about the Hill Fill event, contact Cassidy Green at (406) 215-1774.


Montana council’s Boy Scouts will kick off their annual popcorn sale on Saturday, Sept. 26. The sale ends Oct. 18. The popcorn sale provides the opportunity for Scouts to earn funds for camp, projects and leadership training. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts (including female Scouts) will be going door to door taking orders for the popcorn. Online sales are available at trails-end.com/.


The Student Involvement Network at the University of Montana will be holding its first annual “Skivvy Dash” on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Participants can pre-register online at umt.edu/uc/skivvydash/default.php for $5, or in person on the day of the event for $7. The event will begin at the campus Main Hall at 3 p.m. and extend to the Oval in the center of campus. The Skivvy Dash is an independent event hosted by the University of Montana, which not only donates its proceeds to YWCA Missoula, but also aims to address the need for consent. Student participants will run a 5K around campus in their underwear, wearing body paint and slogans that raise awareness about consent and sexual violence such as “I’m not asking for it.” In addition, all proceeds from the event will be donated to YWCA Missoula’s Pathways program, which offers shelter, crisis counseling and support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.