In a spectacularly successful promotion, Okemo Mountain Resort collected thousands of pounds of food for the Black River Good Neighbor Services (BRGNS) food shelf and Christmas Basket Program.
On Dec. 13 Okemo Mountain let everyone who came with three items of non-perishable food, or a children's toy ski at a deeply discounted rate. Over a thousand skiers took advantage of Okemo Mountain's generous offer. Many 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 Black River Good Neighbor Services Board of Directors said "the Okemo employees who worked so hard collecting, sorting and loading the food also deserve our grateful acknowledgement for their important role in the success of this endeavor." Fuller added "special thanks to Okemo Mountain Resort owners Diane and Tim Mueller without whose support none of this could have happened".
No one in our area needs to go hungry. Please 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 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The towns served by BRGNS are Ludlow, Cavendish, Mount Holly, Proctorsville and Plymouth.