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MSU Office for Community Involvement honored by the Gallatin Valley Food Bank

March 27, 2012 -- MSU News Service

Tim Trzinski, program director for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank (far right), presents the Nourishing Community Award to members of the MSU Office of Community Involvement. From left to right: Mandy St. Aubyn, program coordinator; Kathy Tanner, director; Alex Black, Campus Corps team leader; Robin Mayer, office manager. Not pictured: Ariel Donohue, program coordinator.   High-Res Available

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The Montana State University Office for Community Involvement was honored by the Gallatin Valley Food Bank at its inaugural Nourishing Community Awards Ceremony on March 23.

The OCI was recognized for its advocacy efforts "mobilizing campus resources and raising public awareness in order to meet the immediate needs of the Gallatin Valley Food Bank."

The ceremony honored the "generosity, valuable time, effort, and resources that the recipients have shared with those in need."

Mentioned specifically at the ceremony was the annual Can the Griz Food Drive , which this year generated more than 56,000 pounds of food donations, the Campus Corps Program, through which MSU students have coordinate the Food Bank's Summer Lunch Program, the hundreds of one-time and ongoing MSU student volunteers, and the valuable 18-year relationship the Food Bank has enjoyed with the OCI. The Gallatin Valley Food bank is part of the Human Resource Development Council.

The OCI works to connect campus resources to community needs. Each year the OCI facilitates the involvement of thousands of MSU students providing one-time or on-going service to Bozeman-area non-profit and community-based organizations. Click here to visit OCI.

Contact: Robin Mayer, MSU Office for Community Involvement,, 406-994-6902