UMEM Partners with Montana Food Bank Network on "Fill the Hill" Event

Fill the Hill t-shirt

On Monday, Sept. 21, glance up at the ”M” on Mount Sentinel and witness an extraordinary sight. Students, professors, athletes and hunger advocates joined 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., on Monday, Sept. 21, participants will meet at the trailhead for the "M" trail. 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. on Monday 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 one in seven Montanans struggle with hunger. With a strong visual, the participants hope to represent a strong message that anyone can help.  With generous support from Albertson's, the University of Montana and the Shirt Shop, 100% of the sales of the T-shirts will go to help Montanans overcome their battle with hunger.

With a network of over 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. Through partner agencies, the Montana Food Bank Network is able to distribute over 8 million pounds of food throughout the state of Montana. They strive every day to get more food to Montanans in need. With just a $1 donation, the Montana Food Bank Network can provide enough food for three meals. All donations stay in Montana.

For more information about MFBN, please visit or call (406) 721-3825. For more information about the Hill Fill event, please contact Cassidy Green at (406) 215-1774.