MSU Billings and Rocky Mountain College raise more than a ton of food in the Give a Ton Food Drive

MSU BILLINGS FOUNDATION NEWS—The MSU Billings Yellowjackets and Rocky Mountain College Battlin’ Bears together raised more than a ton of food for Family Service in their first-ever Give a Ton Food Drive.

“This will help us provide food for 20 families this month,” said Karla Stricker, the director of development for Family Service. “Last week, we saw 75 families walk through our doors in just six hours, so every effort from the community, like through the Give a Ton Food Drive, makes an incredible difference.”

The colleges and their alumni associations raised both non-perishable food items and money for Family Service. Every dollar donated was equivalent to one pound of food in the competition. MSU Billings raised a total of 1,532.4 pounds, while Rocky Mountain College raised 921 pounds in all.

Each college saw alumni and supporters get involved from across the nation. MSU Billings had four online donors and raised $960, while Rocky Mountain College had five online donors and raised $141. Rocky Mountain College raised the most actual food donations at 780 pounds, while MSU Billings raised 572.4 pounds of actual food. All donations benefit Family Service, which works to prevent hunger and homelessness, and alleviate poverty in Yellowstone County.

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