Help Colorado Mountain Express Fill the Van on Saturday, Nov. 14

09 November 2015
EDWARDS, Colo., Nov. 9, 2015 -- Colorado Mountain Express’s (CME) 18th Annual Fill the Van food drive will take place on Saturday, Nov. 14, when thousands of pounds of food will be collected for food banks across Colorado’s mountain communities. CME vans will be parked outside of grocery stores throughout Summit County, Eagle County and the Roaring Fork Valley for collections between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
 
As part of a joint fundraising effort between CME, Vail Resorts EpicPromise, the Vail, Avon, and Eagle Police Departments, Eagle County Sheriff’s Department, and 9NEWS’ 9Cares Colorado Shares statewide food drive, the collected donations will remain in the county in which they were donated. Beneficiaries include Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) in Summit County, Vail Valley Salvation Army, and Lift Up in the Roaring Fork Valley.
 
“Fill the Van, now in its 18th year, helps restock food pantry shelves at a crucial time of the year,” says John Dawsey, vice president and general manager of CME. “With one in six Coloradans reporting difficulty affording enough food, the donations make a significant contribution in the communities where we operate.”
 
Food and monetary donations will be collected between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the following collection sites:
 
Summit County 
  • Breckenridge - City Market
  • Dillon - City Market
  • Frisco - Whole Foods
Eagle County 
  • Avon -  City Market
  • Avon - Wal-Mart
  • Eagle - City Market
  • Edwards - Village Market
  • Gypsum - Bella’s Market
Roaring Fork Valley
  • Aspen - City Market
  • Basalt - Whole Foods
  • Glenwood Springs - City Market
In addition to Saturday's collections, Eagle County local police departments and emergency responders will visit Eagle County schools to collect donations on Friday, Nov. 13. Teachers and school administrators set forth a challenge to each grade to collect the most food.
 
“CME’s Fill the Van food drive has been helping to replenish our pantry shelves for years at a time when they are historically low, as well as to augment our Holiday Food Baskets,” said Tsu Wolin-Brown of the Vail Valley Salvation Army. “We are extremely appreciative of the coordinated effort between Colorado Mountain Express and EpicPromise, as we simply could not accomplish all of our community assistance efforts without these amazing partnerships.”
 
Vail Resorts, CME’s parent company, is also participating in Fill The Van and 9NEWS’ 9Cares Colorado Shares food drive at its Broomfield headquarters on Saturday, Nov. 14. All donations from this effort will benefit Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver. Each year, departments within Vail Resorts compete against each other in an attempt to collect the most food donations from employees. Vail Resorts has participated in the 9NEWS’ 9Cares Colorado Shares food drive for the past four years as part of the company’s EpicPromise program. As the company’s social responsibility and environmental stewardship program, EpicPromise enables Vail Resorts to preserve and care for its communities and the natural environments surrounding its resorts.
 
To learn more about CME or Vail Resorts EpicPromise visit www.coloradomountainexpress.com or www.epicpromise.com.
 
About Colorado Mountain Express
Colorado Mountain Express provides reliable shuttles and charter services from Denver International and Eagle County Airports to most Colorado mountain locations including Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, Snowmass and Downtown Denver. CME’s fleet of 250 vehicles includes 10 passenger vans, 5 passenger four-wheel drive luxury SUVs, and 12-passenger Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans. Free Wi-Fi is available onboard all vehicles.
 
About Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise
At Vail Resorts, everything we do is built upon the promise of bringing together the mountains, our communities, employees and guests to ignite a passion for the outdoors, conserve the natural environment and support our local communities for a bright and sustainable future. EpicPromise brings this to life as the umbrella brand for all of the Company’s environmental and community giving efforts. For more information, visit www.epicpromise.com.
 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and two urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com
 

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Lesli Carlson

Email: lcarlson@vailresorts.com
Phone: 303-404-6472
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