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Farm-to-table dinner set to take place on Friday in Vail

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What: Farm-to-table dinner, a benefit for the Food Rescue Express program.

Where: Express Lift in Mountain Plaza, adjacent to Gondola One, Vail.

When: Friday. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner starts at 6:45 p.m.

Cost: $75/per person, not including gratuity.

More information: Visit http://www.tasteofvail.com/farmtotable.

VAIL — Vail Mountain, in partnership with Taste of Vail and the Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show, will host a farm-to-table dinner on Friday to benefit the Food Rescue Express program and children of the Vail Valley.

The dinner, sourced from the fields of Colorado farms, will feature seasonal and local ingredients. Cocktails will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6:45 p.m. at Express Lift in Mountain Plaza, adjacent to Gondola One, where the mountains of Vail will provide the evening’s view. To purchase tickets, which are $75 per person (not including gratuity), visit http://www.tasteofvail.com/farmtotable.

KIDS BACKPACK PROGRAM

Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise, through the Vail Ski Patrol and Colorado Mountain Express, is also supporting the fifth annual Food Rescue Express food drive for the Kids Backpack Program on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Walmart in Avon. The program aims to provide a full weekend of meals — breakfast, lunch and dinner for Saturday and Sunday — for local elementary school students in Eagle County. Students who participate in this program are in the federal lunch program and many are at high risk of not having enough food for the weekend.

The Kids Backpack Program started at Avon Elementary School in 2009 and included 10 kids each week for more than a month. The program has since expanded to serve 10 schools and more than 80 kids per week.

For food drive shopping lists and more information about Food Rescue Express, email foodrescueexpress@gmail.com.

To learn more about Vail Mountain, visit http://www.vail.com, stop by the Mountain Information Center or call 970-754-8245.


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