Okemo to host annual Cares and Shares Food Drive

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 6, 2010 9:01 am

LUDLOW, Vt. – During this holiday season of giving, it is also a time to consider the needs of those less fortunate. On Sunday, Dec. 19, Okemo Mountain Resort will host its annual Cares and Shares Food Drive. When skiers and snowboarders donate at least three non-perishable food items, a new child’s toy or new clothing item, their generosity will be rewarded with an entire day of skiing and riding at Okemo for just $35.

Okemo Mountain Ambassadors will be accepting donations in the Clock Tower base area between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Black River Good Neighbor Services Christmas Basket Program will help distribute the donated items to needy families.

In addition to gathering donations for the Cares and Shares Food Drive, Okemo will donate 100 frozen turkeys to the cause.

“We want to make sure every family in the Okemo Valley has plenty to eat this holiday season,” says Okemo Events Manager Liam Fracht-Monroe. “This is a great way to get our guests involved in the local community and it’s a great way for Okemo to play a part.”