The Montana Food Bank Network is looking for Missoulians help to “maroon out” the M on Mount Sentinel on Monday to raise awareness about hunger across the state.
The event, a part of this week’s Homecoming celebrations at the University of Montana, is scheduled to take place at 3 p.m. Monday.
Anyone interested in helping out with the project should show up at the M trailhead at that time wearing a maroon colored shirt. The Montana Food Bank Network will also be selling shirts with a custom design for the “maroon out” for $10. The shirts can be purchased at the trailhead before the event or in advance at the UM bookstore in the University Center or the office of the school’s Entertainment Management program in the Gallagher Business Building on campus.
Statistics from MFBN say that one in seven Montanans struggle with hunger, and it works to end food insecurity in the state by purchasing and distributing food to its network of more than 200 partner agencies. Every year, the nonprofit distributes more than 8 million pounds of food statewide, and by leveraging its purchasing power, every dollar the organization raises can provide enough food for three meals.
More information about the event can be found online at mfbn.org.