When Colorado state governor Jared Polis ordered ski areas, restaurants, and non-essential businesses to close, many businesses were left with thousands of pounds of perishable food items that they had ordered in anticipation of a busy spring break period. Some sold to their employees at cost, but many donated their food to employees and local food banks.
Breckenridge Ski Resort and Keystone Resort in Summit County, CO donated 13,000 pounds of perishable food to the Family & Intercultural Resource Center and the Leadville Community Food Bank. Items included vegetables, fruits, dairy, juices, and prepared salads, reports Summit Daily.
Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz announced he would donate $100,000 each to the Family & Intercultural Resource Center and The Summit Foundation, and he also donated $2.5-million to support employees and mountain communities.