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Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows wage a "food fight" for Project MANA

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TAHOE, Calif. – Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows announced the two resorts are engaging in a friendly competition to raise money for Project MANA, a Truckee/North Lake Tahoe hunger relief organization. Each resort has donated $500 to get the “Food Fight” started and are encouraging guests to help the alleviate hunger in the community during the holiday season.

“We rely on the entire community on so many fronts, so facilitating this Food Fight is a fun way to get the most important resource – cash for food – to this valuable community organization during a time of year where the community is in substantial need of support,” said Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.

Now through New Year’s Day, guests of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows can donate to Project MANA through the resorts’ online stores or as part of any lift ticket or season pass purchase. One hundred percent of donations will go directly to Project MANA within 48 hours. While each of the resorts hopes to be the one to raise the most money, the winners will be the people in need that Project MANA feeds.

“This opportunity couldn’t come at a better time,” said George LeBard, Project MANA executive director. “Between the economy and delayed snow this season, there is so much need in our communities right now. Project MANA’s role is to make sure individuals and families have enough to eat during the tough times. To insure that every member of our community has their basic needs met, we hold weekly emergency food distributions and do deliveries to homebound clients.”

The resorts hope the community and guests will join them and make a donation to Project MANA. With one hundred percent of donations going directly to put nutritious food on the tables for those in need within the North Lake Tahoe Community – helping to support Project MANA is a great way to give back this holiday season.

Visit http://www.squaw.com and http://www.skialpine.com. 

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