Annual food drive is Nov. 15

VAIL — The annual Stock the Pantry Food Drive has been scheduled for Nov. 15 throughout Eagle County. Representatives from area law enforcement agencies, including the Vail, Eagle and Avon Police Departments and Colorado Mountain Express will be heading an effort to collect food at participating grocery stores between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day.

Donation locations are at any City Market in Eagle County, Wal-Mart in Avon, Village Market in Edwards or Bella’s Market in Gypsum. Bring food, buy food or drop off cash or a check. Tax receipts are available upon request.

Non-perishable items including canned goods, rice, beans, pasta, cereal and juices are suggested and needed. Participants are asked to refrain from donating items stored in glass containers, items with expired dates or homemade food items.

All food and cash contributions will be distributed locally to food pantries operated by the Salvation Army and Bright Future Foundation. For cash donations, make checks payable to “Town of Vail” with “Food Drive” in the memo line. A tax-deductible letter will be mailed for each check. In Vail, cash or check donations can be dropped off at the Vail Police Department records desk through Nov. 17.

This is the 14th year for the annual food drive, which was initiated to commemorate national Make a Difference Day. For more information or to volunteer to collect food at one of the locations contact Craig Westering in the Vail Police Department, 970-479-2200 or email

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