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Rocky Mountain College and MSUB helping with local Give-a-Ton food drive

RMC competing with MSUB to help fight hunger
Posted at 5:19 PM, Nov 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-09 19:19:03-05

BILLINGS — Rocky Mountain College and MSUB are competing in the fight to end hunger in the Billings community through the Give-a-Ton food drive competition with MSU Billings.

The food drive started Nov. 6 and will run until December 12. It was kicked off with the RMC women’s basketball game against MSUB at MetraPark.

The goal of Give-a-Ton is for RMC and MSUB to each raise a literal ton of food for Billings Family Service.

The institution with the largest amount of donations is declared the winner of the food drive competition.

“Rocky Mountain College is excited to support Billings Family Service, an organization dedicated to preventing hunger and homelessness in Yellowstone County,” said Rocky Mountain College Director of Alumni Relations, Sarah Clark. “The ultimate goal of the Give-a-Ton food drive competition is to support our community and those in need.”

Participants can support RMC by dropping off a non-perishable food item at one of the following campus locations:

  • Bair Family Student Center
  • Fortin Education Center
  • RMC Library

Those who want to support MSUB can donate at the following locations:

  • Alterowitz Gymnasium Lobby
  • Liberal Arts Building
  • Student Union Building Atrium
  • City College Tech Building Commons
  • City College Health Sciences Building Foyer

Those unable to drop off a food item may support either school by texting GIVEATON to 43506 or by donating online at family services.

The MSU Billings Alumni Association is hosting a tailgate party from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the MSU Billings PE Building, Classroom 122.

They encourage people to bring a non-perishable food item for the final tally before announcing the food drive winner during halftime.

RSVP to by Dec. 9 to get FREE admission to the tailgate, or pay $5 at the door.

Every $1 donated is equivalent to one pound of food.