Help Colorado Mountain Express Fill the Van during its 20th Annual Food Drive on Saturday, Nov. 18

08 November 2017
  • The 2016 Fill the Van drive collected nearly $7,000 in cash and more than 40,000 pounds in food donations for Colorado food banks
  • Donations from parent company’s headquarters to benefit two new nonprofits – the Louisville Community Food Share and the Denver Rescue Mission
EDWARDS, Colo., Nov. 8, 2017 – Colorado Mountain Express (CME) will host its 20th Annual “Fill the Van” food drive on Saturday, Nov. 18, when thousands of pounds of food will be collected for food banks across Colorado’s mountain communities. CME vans will be parked outside of select grocery stores throughout Summit County, Eagle County and the Roaring Fork Valley accepting food donations Nov. 13-17.
 
As part of the joint fundraising effort between Colorado Mountain Express, Vail Resorts EpicPromise, the Vail, Avon, and Eagle Police Departments, the 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 the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) and Father Dyer Food Bank in Summit County, Vail Valley Salvation Army, and Lift Up in the Roaring Fork Valley.
 
Vail Resorts, CME’s parent company, is also participating in Fill the Van at its Broomfield headquarters 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. New this year, donations from Vail Resorts’ headquarters in Broomfield will benefit the Louisville Community Food Share and the Denver Rescue Mission’s turkey drive, A Turkey on Every Table.
 
“For two decades CME has been filling local food bank pantries and supporting people in need,” said John Dawsey, vice president and general manager of CME. “We’re looking forward to another successful drive this year and are excited about the opportunity to support two new wonderful nonprofits, the Louisville Community Food Share and Denver Rescue Mission, with this year’s donations.”
 
Collection sites for food and monetary donations include:
 
Summit County
  • Breckenridge – City Market
  • Dillon – City Market
 
Eagle County
  • Avon – City Market
  • Avon – Wal-Mart
  • Eagle – City Market
  • Edwards – Village Market
  • Vail – City Market
  • Vail – Safeway
 
Roaring Fork Valley
  • Aspen – City Market
  • Glenwood Springs – City Market
 
In addition to Saturday's collections, Eagle County police departments and emergency responders will visit local schools to collect donations on Friday, Nov. 17. Teachers and school administrators set forth a challenge to each grade to collect the most food.
 
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, five-passenger four-wheel drive luxury SUVs, and 12-passenger Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans. Free Wi-Fi is available onboard all vehicles. Colorado Mountain Express was named “Best Transportation Company” in Colorado Meetings + Events’ Annual Best of Colorado Awards for 2015 and 2016, as well as “Best Shuttle Service” in the Summit Daily’s “Best of Summit” awards for six consecutive years. www.coloradomountainexpress.com  
 
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. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 11 world-class mountain resorts and three 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; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe in Vermont; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts 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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Email: lcarlson@vailresorts.com
Phone: 303-404-6472
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