Maine’s Sunday River Ski Resort is hosting its annual charitable canned food drive event – Tin Mountain Round Up – this weekend, November 19-20, 2011. Skiers and snowboarders who donate at least three or more items of nonperishable food will receive $10 off of a lift ticket. In the past, season pass holders have donated items for the event as well. All donations will benefit the local Andover Food Bank, where demands on the pantry become busier in the weeks prior to the Holiday season.
The Tin Mountain Roundup is a state-wide canned food drive initiative to help loval families in need during the busy Holiday season. Now in its 27th year, the Tin Mountain Round Up has collected over 50k food items from participating resorts across Maine.
Sunday River supports the Tin Mountain Roundup as part of the resort’s corporate initiative to give back to the community through in-kind giving, food drives, and events that raise money for such programs as the Bethel Rotary Club’s Toy for Tots, Maine Handicapped Skiing, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation as well as Sunday River’s Regional Charitable Fund.
“As the holidays approach, we are reminded of those who may not be as fortunate,” Dana Bullen, Resort President and General Manager for Sunday River, states. “The Tin Mountain Round Up has become a tradition for us, like any other Thanksgiving tradition, but also these types of annual events add to the overall guest experience, create lasting memories for those who participate, and are beneficial to the community.”
The Andover Food Bank was established to provide emergency food to those who find themselves in short-term crisis situations and without the means to buy food. As an interim measure, while these families and individuals await services, Andover Food Bank boxes and provides ten balanced meals-enough for three days, which is the period assessed as the minimum time it takes for the appropriate agencies to be in a position to assist.
For more information about the Tin Mountain Round Up or any of Sunday River’s charitable events, visit www.sundayriver.com.