Help Colorado Mountain Express Fill the Van on Saturday, Nov. 12

01 November 2016
  • The 2015 Fill the Van drive collected more than $4,000 in cash and more than 26,000 pounds in food donations for Colorado food banks
EDWARDS, Colo., Nov. 1, 2016 -- Colorado Mountain Express (CME) will host its 19th Annual “Fill the Van” food drive on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., when thousands of pounds of food will be collected for food banks across Colorado’s mountain communities. CME vans will be parked outside of grocery stores throughout Summit County, Eagle County and the Roaring Fork Valley accepting food donations.
As part of the joint fundraising effort between Colorado Mountain Express, Vail Resorts EpicPromise, the Vail, Avon, and Eagle Police Departments, Eagle County Sheriff’s Department, and 9NEWS’s 9Cares Colorado Shares statewide food drive, the collected donations will remain in the county in which they were donated. Beneficiaries include the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) and Father Dyer Food Bank in Summit County, Vail Valley Salvation Army, and Lift Up in the Roaring Fork Valley.
“For nearly two decades CME has been filling local food bank pantries and supporting people in need,” said John Dawsey, vice president and general manager of CME. “We’re looking forward to another successful drive this year and encourage community members across the mountain regions and along the Front Range to support the effort, especially as we prepare for the holiday season.”
Collection sites for food and monetary donations include:
Summit County
  • Breckenridge – City Market
  • Dillon – City Market
Eagle County
  • Avon –  City Market
  • Avon –  Wal-Mart
  • Eagle –  City Market
  • Edwards –  Village Market
  • Vail – City Market
  • Vail – Safeway
Roaring Fork Valley
  • Aspen – City Market
  • Glenwood Springs – City Market
In addition to Saturday's collections, Eagle County police departments and emergency responders will visit local schools to collect donations on Nov. 11. Teachers and school administrators set forth a challenge to each grade to collect the most food.
Vail Resorts, CME’s parent company, is also participating in Fill the Van and 9NEWS’ 9Cares Colorado Shares food drive at its Broomfield headquarters on Nov. 11. All donations from this effort will benefit Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver. Each year, departments compete against each other in an attempt to collect the most food donations from employees. Vail Resorts has participated in the 9NEWS’ 9Cares Colorado Shares food drive for many years as part of the company’s EpicPromise program. As the company’s social responsibility and environmental stewardship program, EpicPromise enables Vail Resorts to preserve and care for its communities and the natural environments surrounding its resorts.
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About Colorado Mountain Express
Colorado Mountain Express provides reliable shuttles and charter services from Denver International and Eagle County Airports to most Colorado mountain locations including Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, Snowmass and Downtown Denver. CME’s fleet of 250 vehicles includes 10-passenger vans, five-passenger four-wheel drive luxury SUVs, and 12-passenger Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans. Free Wi-Fi is available onboard all vehicles. Colorado Mountain Express was named “Best Transportation Company” in Colorado Meetings + Events‘ Annual Best of Colorado Awards for 2015 and 2016, as well as “Best Shuttle Service” in the Summit Daily’s “Best of Summit” awards for five consecutive years.
About Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise
At Vail Resorts, everything we do is built upon the promise of bringing together the mountains, our communities, employees and guests to ignite a passion for the outdoors, conserve the natural environment and support our local communities for a bright and sustainable future. EpicPromise brings this to life as the umbrella brand for all of the Company’s environmental and community giving efforts. For more information, visit
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate ten world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is



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