Food drive begins Monday |

Food drive begins Monday

Daily staff report

EAGLE COUNTY — The annual Stock the Pantry Food drive will be take place this week throughout Eagle County. The food drive will include collections from area schools Friday and will end on Saturday when representatives from the Vail Police Department and other area law enforcement agencies join Colorado Mountain Express in collecting 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, Walmart 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 such as canned goods, rice, beans, pasta, cereal and juices are suggested and needed. Please don’t donate items stored in glass containers, items with expired dates or homemade food items.

Donations Distributed Locally

All food and cash contributions will be distributed locally to food pantries operated by the Salvation Army. 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 Saturday.

This is the 15th 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, call Craig Westering of the Vail Police Department at 970-479-2200.

Support Local Journalism