Colorado Mountain Express holding food drive
Vail, CO Colorado
EDWARDS, Colorado – Colorado Mountain Express 15th annual Fill the Van food drive is Saturday across Eagle County.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CME vans will be parked in front of City Market stores in Vail, Eagle and Avon with staff accepting non-perishable food donations for the Vail Valley Salvation Army. Donations will also be accepted at the Walmart in Avon.
“We have been inundated with families visiting our food pantries,” said Tsu Wolin-Brown with the Vail Valley Salvation Army. “Typically 300 to 400 families come to us each month. CME’s efforts allow us to replenish the pantries as well as add ‘extras’ to the 600-plus food baskets that will be assembled and delivered to local families for Thanksgiving.”
Already, about 10,000 pounds of food have been collected for the Vail Valley Salvation Army thanks to a partnership between CME and local law enforcement agencies within the Vail Valley. CME along with the Vail Police Department, Avon Police Department, Eagle Police Department and Eagle County Sheriff’s Office recently initiated a food drive with local schools.
CME’s Fill the Van is one of the largest food drives in Colorado. It is an annual effort by Vail Resorts Echo, the company’s corporate sustainability program. In addition to CME’s Fill the Van, Vail Resorts Echo works hard to support environmental, youth and community improvement causes throughout Eagle County through charitable contributions and employee engagement. To learn more about Vail Resorts Echo visit http://www.vailresortsecho.com.