Vail Valley students try to ‘Make a Difference’ |

Vail Valley students try to ‘Make a Difference’

Vail Daily staff report
Vail Valley, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – In conjunction with the Town of Vail, Berry Creek Middle School Teach-1-to-Lead-1 students will be holding a canned food drive through October 22 for the annual ‘Make a Difference Day Food Drive.’

The 9th annual event put on by Eagle County encourages community members to drop-off non-perishable food items at Berry Creek Middle School in Edwards. Acceptable items include canned, boxed and bagged goods. No glass, please.

All of the food collected stays in Eagle County and benefits the Salvation Army, the Bright Future Foundation and Food Rescue Express.

Community members also have the option of donating money in order to purchase food instead of dropping off physical items. When determining the amount to donate, please note that one dollar equals five pounds of food and donations are 100 percent tax deductible. Make checks payable to ‘The Town of Vail Food Drive’ and mail to: Town of Vail, 75 S. Frontage Road, Vail, CO 81657.

While Eagle County donated a whopping 330,000 pounds of food last year, the goal is to collect 450,000 pounds this year.

“Teach-1-to-Lead-1 provides students with an opportunity to learn the tools they need to be positive leaders in the community,” states Nita Kirwan, Berry Creek Middle School Guidance Counselor and Registrar. “Activities like the ‘Make a Difference Day Food Drive’ align perfectly with the program’s goal of developing leaders of integrity.”

Any questions regarding the Make a Difference Day Food Drive, contact Craig Westering at 970-479-2134. To learn more about the Teach-1-to-Lead-1 Program at Berry Creek Middle School, contact Jason Platt at 970-343-2047.

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