GREAT FALLS – The Great Falls Rescue Mission is teaming up with Great Falls Emergency Services for a Cat versus Griz-themed Thanksgiving food drive.
All of the food and money donations collected will go to the Rescue Mission, where they do outreach for over 250 families.
Donations go toward a meal at the Rescue Mission on November 20th and 21st for people in the community who signed up. These people will also receive a box of food to cook their own dinner on Thanksgiving.
The donations will also go to the people who live in the shelter. The Rescue Mission will be cooking a meal on Thanksgiving for the residents of the shelter.
Molly McGonigal, who is the volunteer coordinator at the Rescue Mission said, “For them it just means that they still get to celebrate the holiday that so many Americans celebrate each year.”
Great Falls Emergency Services is also helping out with the food drive and giving free health screenings. This includes checking blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen.
There are two donation sides at the food drive table. One side is for the Cats and one side is for the Griz. At the end, the money will be counted and food donations will be weighed to see who got the most for bragging rights for this weekend’s matchup.
McGonigal added, “It means that they can have family time together and celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving as a family and promote a healthy relationship within the family system.”
The food drive will be going on at the Albertsons on 10th Avenue South until 6 p.m. on Thursday (November 15) and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday (November 16).
Reporting by Kasey Herman for MTN News