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Provide to Ride Food Collection for FISH nets over TWO TONS of food and $33,000 to support families in need this holiday season

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Mt. Hood Meadows General Manager Greg Pack collects food cans for the FISH Food Bank

(Mt. Hood, OR — December 13, 2022) — More than 1,000 skiers and snowboarders turned out Tuesday at Mt. Hood Meadows for the first annual “Provide to Ride” food collection event for FISH - the Hood River Food Bank. Meadows offered a free lift ticket for the donation of 24 cans of food or two hams. We also offered a special lift ticket for those that just wanted to donate with the proceeds going to FISH.

Director of FISH Operations Marianne Brevard accepts donated canned food at the Provide to Ride event at Mt. Hood MeadowsFISH Director of Operations gladly accepts this contribution - part of the TWO TONS of canned food and hams collected at Tuesday's event

FISH is a local non-profit serving the greater Columbia Gorge Region. Director of Operations Marianne Brevard says FISH serves on average 500 families a month facing food insecurity, saying, “With the cost of food increasing many families can come to the bank to receive a 3 - 5 day supply of food to help get them through difficult financial times.” In addition to food donations FISH receives monetary donations through their website

FISH volunteers and Meadows Team members assist guests with their food contributions at the Provide to Ride event at Mt. Hood MeadowsFISH volunteers and Meadows team members assist guests with their food donations

Meadows General Manager Greg Pack says the team is stoked to support the FISH Food Bank and that guests showed up - filling the main and HRM lots. “Our team is extremely proud to be a part of this. To see the smiles on their faces to put this event on and the guests who showed up today being thankful to be here and knowing they are helping out the food bank is an incredible feeling for all of us.”

Guests drop off 24 cans or two hams and ski for free at the Provide to Ride FISH food raising event at Mt. Hood MeadowsIn total the food drive collected MORE THAN TWO TONS of food from those who donated in exchange for a lift ticket - and raised $33,145 for FISH to purchase food for families in need. By all accounts the first annual event was a huge success just in time for the holidays.

FISH Food Bank Website

Video: Ben Mitchell