Help Colorado Mountain Express Fill the Van on Saturday, November 15

11 November 2014
EDWARDS, Colo., Nov. 11, 2014 -- Colorado Mountain Express’s 17th Annual Fill the Van food drive will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15, when thousands of pounds of food will be collected for food banks across Colorado’s mountain communities in Summit, Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin Counties. CME vans will be parked outside of grocery stores throughout Summit County, Eagle County and the Roaring Fork Valley for collections between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
As part of a joint fundraising effort between Colorado Mountain Express, Vail Resorts Epic Promise, the Vail, Avon and Eagle Police Departments, Eagle County Sheriff’s Department and 9 NEWS’ 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.
Food and monetary donations will be collected between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Collection sites include:
Summit County
  • Dillon – City Market
  • Breckenridge – City Market
Eagle County
  • Vail – City Market
  • Avon – Walmart
  • Avon – City Market
  • Edwards – Village Market
  • Eagle – City Market
  • Gypsum – Bella’s Market
Roaring Fork Valley
  • Aspen – City Market
  • Glenwood Springs – City Market
In addition to Saturday's collections, Eagle County local police departments and emergency responders visited Eagle County schools to collect donations earlier this month. Teachers and school administrators challenged each grade to collect the most food.
“Fill the Van, now in its 17th year, helps restock food pantry shelves at a crucial time of the year,” said Robert Tschupp, vice president and general manager of CME. “With one out of six Coloradans reporting difficulty affording food, the donations make a significant contribution in the communities where we operate.”
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 November 14 and donations will be brought to the Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver. Departments will 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 Vail Resorts’ Epic Promise. EpicPromise is Vail Resorts’ new sustainability brand which includes all of the Company’s environmental and community giving efforts. Through the brand, Vail Resorts contributes more than $7 million each year in cash and product donations to critical non-profits that carry out youth and environmental programs in the communities where the Company operates.
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About Colorado Mountain Express
Colorado Mountain Express provides reliable shuttles and charter services from Denver International, Eagle County and Aspen 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

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction 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 and consumer website is


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