Up to 60% of rural Montana students receive subsidized school lunches but have nothing to eat over the weekend. This is where Cole's Pantry fills the void by providing over 500 children with backpacks of food in 8 communities including Bridger, Huntley, Shepherd, Fromberg, Laurel, Red Lodge, Glasgow and Deer Lodge.

To help grow the program, Cole's Pantry will hold their first annual benefit auction, dinner and dance this Friday (October 12th) at Columbia Club, 2216 Grand Avenue.

Hosted by Mark & Paul from Cat Country 102.9, the event begins at 6pm with The Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers providing entertainment.  Tickets are available at Imagine Studios / Platinum Salon at 405 South 24th Street or by calling 406-698-8986.