UM Entertainment Management Program Helps Feed Montana

The UM Entertainment Management student team of Scott Sicz, Trevor Welnel, Kennedy McKay and Noah Ramirez present a check to Montana Food Bank Network.

Dec. 6, 2021

 

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MISSOULA – Over the course of five weeks during fall semester, University of Montana Entertainment Management students raised over $13,000 to provide more than 65,000 meals for the Montana Food Bank Network. They are taking a UM Event Management course.

The annual partnership between UMEM and MFBN is in its sixth year for the Feed Montana statewide campaign and has been a real motivator for the students with an opportunity to help give back to a worthy cause.

MFBN is the only statewide food bank in Montana to partner with over 230 food banks, food pantries, homeless shelters and community programs to distribute food to those in need around the state.

From water pong competitions to car washes, student teams used their resources and the skills they learned in the UM program to find creative ways to fundraise for the food bank. The 13 teams finished the course and their fundraising efforts with over 300 service hours completed.

As part of MFBN’s Feed Montana program, the 65,000 meals donated will be able to feed many individuals for an entire year. So far this year, 147,105 meals have been donated through the Feed Montana program.

To learn more about Feed Montana and to help join the fight against hunger in Montana, visit the MFBN website at https://www.mfbn.org/. To learn more about UMEM, go online to https://www.business.umt.edu/umem.

 

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