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MSU/Bozeman Good Neighbor Committee to provide good neighbor bags

October 29, 2013

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Bozeman - A team of volunteers will be delivering “good neighbor bags” on behalf of the MSU/Bozeman Good Neighbor Committee on Saturday, Nov. 2. The campaign will drop 500 bags on doorsteps between Pondera and Fowler avenues.

The reusable bags will contain tips on how to be a good neighbor, a community event calendar, Streamline and Skyline bus schedules, information about parking and shoveling during the winter months and a Bobcat magnet.

Bags will also contain details about the 14th annual ‘Can the Griz’ food drive, which pits MSU against the University of Montana in a contest to see which community can collect the most food for its respective food bank. The food drive, which is coordinated at MSU by the Office of Activities and Engagement and Gallatin Valley Food Bank, will be held Nov. 9-23.

"The bags are designed to encourage people to think about what it means to be part of a community,” said Chelsea Schmidt, MSU assistant director of business and community relations. "We live in a college town. It’s a unique environment, and there are certainly challenges. But when we can look past those challenges and find opportunities for year-round residents and students to come together, collaborate and help one another, Bozeman wins. We all win.”

This is the fifth “good neighbor bag” distribution by the MSU/Bozeman Good Neighbor Committee, which consists of representatives from MSU, Associated Students of Montana State University, the City of Bozeman, Peak Property Management, the Downtown Bozeman Association and First Security Bank. The committee has already delivered more than 2,200 bags to households in Bozeman.

For more information on the good neighbor bags, contact Schmidt at or 994-7884.

Chelsea Schmidt, or 994-7884