KALISPELL, Montana – Over the last 8 years, Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Ribeye Raffle has raised $52,386 in cash and donated approximately 6,000 pounds of meat to the Kalispell, Columbia Falls, Whitefish, Bigfork, Lakeside, Libby, and Veterans food banks. Tickets for this year’s raffle are on sale now.
As part of its commitment to the community members who own the not-for-profit electric utility, Flathead Electric Co-op purchases beef, lamb, and hogs each year during the 4-H and FFA (Future Farmers of America) Market Sale at the Northwest Montana Fair. Most of the meat – and all of the cash — goes to the local food banks, except for the prime steak cuts, which are raffled off.
The raffle winners take home approximately 60 one-inch-thick premium t-bone and ribeye steaks, valued at over $500 per winner. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for six. They can be purchased online through August 20 at flatheadelectric.com/ribeyeraffle, or at the Co-op’s Kalispell and Libby offices, and at the Co-op’s booth during the Northwest Montana Fair in August. Winners are announced August 22.