SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (CBS4) – As the sun beats down on nearly dry ski runs, seasonal resort workers are turning to local mountain town food banks for assistance.READ MORE: SWAT Standoff Underway In Westminster With Wanted Suspect Raymond Quintana
Anita Overmyer with the Family and Intracultural Resource Center (FIRC) in Summit County, tells CBS4 they doubled the number of people they served at the food bank this week alone.
“A lot of the lift ops, people that have just moved to town thinking that their job is going to be starting- they to do what they have to do,” Overmyer said.
Workers at FIRC tell CBS4’s Matt Kroschel they anticipate some increased need during the early season every year around this time- but this year is different.READ MORE: Colorado Restaurant Association Stands Up For Small Restaurants Amid Changing Health Guidelines
“Many employees are challenged to get that first paycheck we know the first couple weeks are always busy but considering this year the start dates for a lot of resorts is kind of unknown at this time,” Overmyer said.
Copper Mountain, Keystone and Breckenridge ski areas all were forced to push back opening days due to a lack of snow and the inability to make snow in the above average temperatures.
“People are definitely going to be challenged to keep food on the table,” Overmyer added.MORE NEWS: COVID In Colorado: Health Experts Hopeful Despite New Wave Of Hospitalizations