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Over 29 tons of food collected for Vail drive

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Special to the Daily Vail Mountain School collected 1,067 pounds of nonperishable food for Make A Difference Day. The annual food drive is coordinated by Moses Gonzalez of the Vail Police Department, who is pictured here with VMS ninth-graders and Community Service Director Kate Blakslee.

VAIL – A record 58,000 pounds of food was collected during the Vail Police Department’s fifth annual Make a Difference Day food drive, which ended Oct. 31. The effort resulted in an 8,000 pound increase over the 50,000 pounds collected during last year’s food drive.Food collected this year will be distributed to the Food Rescue Express, Resource Center of Eagle County and Salvation Army.Vail Code Enforcement Officer and food drive organizer Moses Gonzales said he’s grateful to everyone who donated either food or cash.”On behalf of the Police Department, Salvation Army, Food Rescue Express and the Resource Center of Eagle County, we would like to thank all the generous citizens and entities in Eagle County who helped make the food drive a success,” said Gonzales. “A special thanks to the students, parents and teachers of our area schools, who outdid themselves this year. Almost 11,000 pounds of food collected came from the schools, with Avon Elementary and Edwards Elementary topping 1,700 pounds each.”The food drive was coordinated by the Police Department as a project for national Make a Difference Day, a Points of Light Foundation program which celebrates neighbors helping neighbors.”The food collected will go a long way toward helping the less fortunate in our community during the upcoming holiday season,” Gonzales said.==========================

AT A GLANCEGreat giversIn addition to individual contributions, donations were received from: City Market in VailSafewayFirst Bank of VailVillage Market of EdwardsVail Resorts

Avon LibraryGarfinkel’sTivoli LodgeSonnenalp Resort of VailLodge at VailOne Willow Bridge RoadWeitz Construction

Avon Recreation CenterTV8Students from:Vail Mountain SchoolRed Sandstone ElementarySt. Claire of Assisi ElementaryEdwards Elementary

Avon ElementaryEagle Valley Middle SchoolEagle Valley ElementaryMinturn Middle SchoolBattle Mountain High School============================Vail, Colorado

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