There are so many reasons to love living in Billings, but two of my personal favorites are how giving this community can be aaand all the great food!

That's why I'm so excited for the upcoming Food Truck Battle on the Yellowstone. Not only will I get the chance to sample tons of amazing food (there are over 23 food trucks already signed up for this event!), but the profits from entry fees, beer sales, and 10% of the sales from the food trucks will go to help VASH.

If you've never heard of VASH, here's the scoop. Veterans, generally homeless, get approved to receive the VASH vouchers to help them pay their monthly rent payment. This money for the vouchers comes from HUD. However, the Veterans still have to come up with a deposit, which many don't have. If they can't come up with the deposit, they lose their voucher for housing. The proceeds from this event will go towards assisting the Veterans with their required deposits!

While eating some amazing food AND supporting a great cause you can also catch some local bands playing all day during the event. Arterial Drive plays from 11a-2p, Downtime is on from 2p to 5p and then Bucky Beaver and the Ground Grippers are on from 5p to 9p! There's also a kid's zone with an inflatable obstacle course (which sounds so fun!) so seriously, this event has EVERYTHING you could want in an afternoon.

It's only $5 to get in the gate, but kids aged 12 and under as well as Veterans & active military with ID, so I for one will definitely be going to the Food Truck Battle on the Yellowstone, and you really should as well. It's June 16th at MetraPark, so mark that date on your calendar to get some fantastic food, hear great local bands and support a great cause!