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Donate food, park close at Keystone

KEYSTONE – Keystone Resort is announcing a food drive to help Summit County families in need this holiday season. In partnership with the Family Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) and Food Bank of the Rockies, Keystone Resort will be collecting non-perishable food and toiletries to help fill local food banks starting Dec. 4 through Dec. 27.Additionally, skiers and riders who come to Keystone Resort and bring a donation will receive up-front, premier parking in Keystone Resort’s carpool area in the Montezuma Parking Lot which is a short walk to the River Run Gondola. During the food drive, Keystone will allow those who donate food (or have four or more in a car) to park in this special area. Keystone has one of the closest free parking locations in Colorado that allows skiers and riders to walk to access the lifts. “It’s important to all of us at Keystone Resort to give back to the community and we’re excited to work with FIRC and Food Bank of the Rockies to help local families in need during the holidays,” said Doug Lovell, Keystone vice president and CEO. “I’d like to encourage all guests coming to Keystone in December to donate non-perishable food.” “We’re thrilled to be working with Keystone Resort,” said Robert Murphy FIRC General Assistance Manager. “The FIRC Food Bank received more than 2,000 visits last year and it’s great to have Keystone’s help combating hunger in Summit County.” Keystone Resort will have several donation bins located around the Resort including: River Run Village, The Montezuma Parking Lot and The Keystone Lodge & Spa. All canned and non-perishable foods will be accepted however, FIRC is in need of the following: Baby diapers and wipes, baby food, tuna, pasta sauce, pasta, rice, beans (black, pinto, baked, refried), peanut butter, cereal, toiletries (tooth paste, toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, feminine products)Keystone parking attendants will direct cars donating food to the close-in section of the Montezuma Parking Lot in River Run. The carpool parking will be open during peak hours of the morning and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis until 11 a.m. or until the lot is full each day.-Daily News Staff Report

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