Yellowjackets kick off Give a Ton Food Drive

MSU BILLINGS FOUNDATION NEWS—Join the MSU Billings Yellowjackets as they face off against the Rocky Mountain College Battlin’ Bears in their first-ever community food drive competition. The Give a Ton Food Drive kicks off at the MSUB versus RMC women’s basketball game at MetraPark on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Beginning at 7 p.m. support the Yellowjackets by showing your school spirit during the game. Wear blue and gold, take pictures with Buzz the Yellowjacket mascot, and drop off a non-perishable food item. Then cheer on the Lady ‘Jackets as they take on their Billings rivals.

The Give a Ton Food Drive continues as each campus and their alumni associations team up to collect a ton of non-perishable food items before Dec. 12. The MSU Billings campus will host food donation bins at three locations. Drop off non-perishable food items in the Alterowitz Gymnasium lobby, the Liberal Arts Building, or the Student Union Building atrium. Financial gifts are also accepted, and every dollar donated is equivalent to one pound of food. Text GIVEATON to 43506 to support MSU Billings with an online donation to the food drive. 

Donations benefit Family Service, which works to prevent hunger and homelessness, and alleviate poverty in Yellowstone County. Whichever school receives the most food donations wins this friendly competition.

The winning school will be announced live at halftime as MSUB and RMC meet again in a women’s basketball match-up on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in Alterowitz Gymnasium at MSU Billings. The community is invited to a tailgate celebration at 5 p.m. RSVP to by Dec. 9 to receive free admission to the tailgate, or pay $5 at the door. Then pack the stands with school colors once again to cheer on the Yellowjackets before the halftime show.

Contact Gillette Vaira, director of alumni relations, at (406) 657-2253 or for more details.