BILLINGS, Mont. — Today in the Magic City is the fourth annual Yellowstone Food Truck Battle.
Forty food trucks have gathered not only to compete for the title of the best food truck in Yellowstone County for 2022 but also to raise money for veterans.
Rene Cartelli, Committee Chair of the Food Truck Battle, says she started the Food Truck Battle in 2018 specifically to help veterans.
She says not only does Montana have one of the higher amounts of veterans per capita, but it also has one of the higher veteran suicide rates.
Rene adds that she is aware that there is a serious need for veteran support, so she decided one hundred percent of all proceeds would go to organizations that help veterans.
“Particularly, we support a program called veterans matter that helps support homeless veterans and helps get them into housing, and today we have housed over 75 veterans just in Montana through the money that we’ve been able to donate to them.” Says Rene.
She says, each year, more and more people show up to enjoy the amazing food from all over the Treasure State.
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