Ribeye Raffle proceeds to benefit food banks

Flathead Electric Cooperative’s (FEC) Ribeye Raffle raised $11,748 this year, with all proceeds distributed to food banks in the Flathead Valley and Libby. In presenting the check to Jamie Quinn, Director of the Flathead Food Bank, FEC General Manager, Mark Johnson, said this was a record year for the event, which he attributes to the new option people had of purchasing tickets online.

“Over 14,000 tickets were purchased this year, and the amount raised was more than double what the event brought in last year. This now boosts the total up to $17,246 contributed to our food banks since we initiated the Ribeye Raffle in 2016.”

The annual fundraiser supports local 4H and FFA clubs by purchasing animals from the livestock sale at the Northwest Montana Fair. Most meat gets donated, but the premium cuts of each beef are raffled off as a fundraiser for the food banks in FEC’s service territory.

The winners of the Ribeye Raffle, Joshua Carr and Rachale Louthan, both of Kalispell, each took home approximately 60 one-inch-thick premium Ribeye and T-bone steaks (valued at over $500 per winner).

Flathead Electric Cooperative congratulates the winners and appreciates all who purchased tickets and participated in this important fundraiser for our members.