Food Truck Battle Will Help Homeless Veterans
UPDATED: June 13, 11:15am
Food trucks and mobile cafe's from around the area will come together for a one-day event that benefits veterans who need housing assistance.
The "Food Truck Battle on the Yellowstone" goes down on Saturday, June 15 on the grounds at MetraPark from 12 noon to 7pm. Here are the food trucks that will be in attendance:
Andy's Famous Pizza (Colstrip) – Wood fired pizzas
Bailey's Frozen Novelties – Ice cream treats
Baskin Robbins – ice cream treats
Briggs – Beer! Domestic and Montana micros
Cajun Phatty's – Cajun yumminess
Cowboys - BBQ
Dawgs & Hawgs – Gourmet ¼ lb hot dogs
Eat the V – Vegan!
Friendship Café – Friendship house food truck teaching practical job skills to youth featuring Tacos, nachos, sandwiches
Funnel of Love – funnel cakes
Gringos – tacos, tortas
I'm Cravin BBQ - BBQ
Intermountain – BEER! Domestic and Montana micros
Khanthaly's – Asian, bomb egg rolls
Kona Ice of Magic City – shaved ice
Mia Lumpia - Asian
Montana Melt – gourmet grilled cheese
Mrs. C's Catering – Burgers, BBQ
Oktoberfest – German fare
Oriental Express - Asian
Santanahs – Home of the “Bubba”
Summer Snow – shaved ice
Sweet C's Kettle Corn – kettle corn!
Taste of Asia – Asian
The Foodie Call LLC (North Dakota) – mini pot pies all the way from North Dakota!
The Rollin' Donut – incredible mini donuts
T's Traveling Table (Glendive) – BBQ, sandwiches
Unicorn Kettle Corn – Kettle corn
Enjoy live music from D'tective 12 to 3pm and Brickhouse Band from 3:30 to 6:30pm.
Celebrity judges and attendees will vote to select the "Best In Billings" with other informational booths on location for veteran's needs. Bring the family out and enjoy the kids' zone with a castle tent, face painting, crafting, yard games and pictures with superheroes and princesses.
Admission is $5 for adults with complimentary admission for veterans and kids 12 and under. 10 percent of all food truck sales, entry fees, and beer sales will go to Veterans Matter, a non-profit that assists veterans with obtaining housing through the VASH (Veterans Assisted Supported Housing) program.
According to event organizer Breakfast Exchange Club of Billings, "Veterans, generally homeless, get approved to receive the VASH vouchers to help them pay their monthly rent payment. 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."
For more information about the HUD-VASH program, CLICK HERE.