The Story Behind the "M"

The "M" is 620 feet above the Missoula Valley floor. It is 125' feet long and 100' feet wide. University of Montana forestry students cut the switchbacks into the side of the hill in the early 1900's. The first "M" was assembled out of whitewashed rocks in 1909, and given a fresh coat of paint by freshmen every year, until 1968, when all those rocks were cemented together with concrete.

Photo by Nelson Kenter,

Posts Tagged ‘Missoula Food Bank’

MissoulaMaze Offers Admission for Food: Benefits Missoula Food Bank

Thurs., Sept. 24, MissoulaMaze is hosting the Get Lost for Good food drive. The local corn maze, will waive admission fees for those who bring a donation of nonperishable food items.... more

Student Organizes Haunted House to Benefit Missoula Food Bank

This October, a local student will transform his home and invite the community to enjoy a haunted hallway in hopes of raising awareness about local hunger, and food for Missoula Food Bank.... more

Local Artists and Missoula Food Bank Partner for Hunger Awareness

Empty Bowls, Full Souls is an annual hunger-awareness event hosted by Missoula Food Bank. This year’s event will take place at Ten Spoon Vineyard + Winery on Wednesday, June 25 from 6-8pm. ... more

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday May 10

Stamp Out Hunger® is a nationwide effort by the National Association of Letter Carriers and the USPS. Each year communities participate to raise resources for their local food banks.... more

14th Annual Can the Bobcats Food Drive

Help the Griz Can the Cats at the Griz basketball game this Friday, Nov 22 when the Griz host San Francisco. Bring six (6) items of canned food and receive one general admission ticket for free!... more

Missoula Food Bank Presents: The Bowl is Yours to Keep

Join us for an evening about local hunger this Wednesday, June 26. Share a simple meal with our neighbors from a bowl crafted by a local artist. The bowl is yours to keep.... more

Garden City Community Brew & Limited-Edition Black IPA

By RYAN NEWHOUSE - Today, the Missoula County Tavern Owners Association and Missoula’s 4 breweries released the Garden City Community Brew to benefit local non-profits.... more

Missoula Story of the Week: Local Charities Benefit at the Holidays

By TOM DIDDEL - A recap of the past week's most talked-about story in Missoula. This week, it's the Christmas charity drives happening around Missoula.... more

A Double Rainbow Double Take

By BRIAN MARSH - A recent happenstance walk home through my neighborhood resulted in a beautiful, unexpected surprise: A double rainbow arching over Missoula.... more

Learning to Fly

By BRIAN MARSH - 'Every cloud has a silver lining.' While that's technically true, I often have a hard time buying it. I prefer, 'within every crisis, there's opportunity.'... more

Holiday Giving Get-Togethers

By JESSICA ALLRED - In this season of dinner parties and gift exchanges, here are a few fun and engaging ideas on how you can make a big difference for the Missoula Food Bank.... more

Missoula Food Bank: There is No Spoon

By JESSICA ALLRED - Hidden away, tucked in a corner of the parking lot behind Missoula Food Bank, a man sat, opened a container of yogurt, and hesitated. Looking over the white tub decorated by strawberries, he... more