In a spectacularly successful promotion, Okemo Mountain Resort collected thousands of pounds of food for Black River Good Neighbor Services (BRGNS) food shelf.
On April 1 Okemo Mountain let everyone who came with three items of non-perishable food ski for a drastically reduced price of $10. Many skiers took advantage of Okemo Mountain's generous offer. Okemo employees and community members who don't ski donated bags of food as well just to take part in the event.
"So many families will benefit from this tremendous show of support that it's almost impossible to express our overwhelming gratitude to Okemo and the generous folks who took part in the day's donation and activities" said Audrey Bridge, Director of BRGNS's Food Shelf and Thrift Shop.
Jim Fuller, President of BRGNS Board of Directors said "We want the employees of Okemo Mountain to know how much we appreciate their hard work in collecting, loading and transporting the food. And thank you to the Windsor County Youth Services out of Mountain Side House who helped unload and stack the food. Special thanks to Okemo Mountain Resort managers Diane and Tim Mueller."
If in need of food support, come to the Food Shelf or call Audrey Bridge at 228-3663. The Food Shelf and Thrift Shop is located at 105 Main Street in Ludlow. Store hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.