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Vail hosting farm-to-table dinner to benefit Food Rescue Express

September 23, 2014, 5:11 pm

Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, in partnership with Taste of Vail and the Vail Farmers’ Market, will host a farm-to-table dinner on Friday, Sept. 26 to benefit the Food Rescue Express program and children of the Vail Valley.

fall colorsThe dinner, sourced from the fields of Colorado farmers, will feature seasonal and local ingredients. Cocktails will be served 5:30-6:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:45 p.m. at Express Lift in Mountain Plaza, adjacent to Gondola One with the mountains of Vail providing the evening’s view. To purchase tickets, visit www.tasteofvail.com/farmtotable.

Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise, through the Vail Ski Patrol and Colorado Mountain Express, is also supporting the fifth annual Food Rescue Express food drive for the Kids Backpack Program on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Walmart in Avon. The program aims to provide a full weekend of meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner for Saturday and Sunday – for local elementary school students in Eagle County. Students who participate in this program are in the Federal lunch program and many are at high risk of not having enough food for the weekend. The Kids Backpack Program started at Avon Elementary School in 2009 and included 10 kids each week for more than a month. The program has since expanded to serve 10 schools and more than 80 kids per week.

For food drive shopping lists and more information about Food Rescue Express, contact foodrescueexpress@gmail.com.

To learn more about Vail Mountain visit www.vail.com, stop by the Mountain Information Center, or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

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