Big Sky, MT – Encouraging people to give to the local food banks and thanking them with a free day of skiing, Big Sky Resort in Montana will host its 8th annual Turkey for a Ticket fundraiser for Gallatin Valley Food Bank, Madison Valley Food Bank, and the Big Sky Food Bank on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the resort’s Madison Base Area starting at 8:30 a.m.
Participants receive a free lift ticket valid for the day of the event in exchange for a minimum 13-pound frozen turkey or 20 cans of non-perishable food. Specific canned items the Food Banks are in need of are fruit, tuna, chili, tomato sauce, and soups.
Since the inaugural year in 2007, Turkey for a Ticket has collected a cumulative total of 188,788 pounds of food for local area food banks. As the holidays approach, the need in the area food banks increases. Big Sky Resort is helping the food banks reach this need by incentivizing community members near and far to give to the food banks in exchange for a day lift ticket to Big Sky Resort.
“We continue to see nearly 3,000 individuals a month and the Turkey for a Ticket Food Drive helps us meet the ongoing need. We are grateful for such a giving community,” said Jill Holder, Gallatin Valley Food Bank Operations Manager.
Gold, Bronze, and Moonlight Area Season Pass holders are encouraged to give in exchange for free Giant Swing activity the day of the event or half-off a winter zipline tour valid throughout the winter season.
Food bank trucks, volunteers, and Big Sky Resort staff will be at the Madison Base Area to accept the frozen turkeys or cans of food.