Mount Ashland is giving away a free all-day, all-lift ticket on Sunday to anyone bringing five or more cans of nonperishable food.

Mount Ashland is giving away a free all-day, all-lift ticket on Sunday to anyone bringing five or more cans of nonperishable food.

The giveaway is part of Mount Ashland's annual "Ski & Ride Against Hunger Day," with all donated food going to the ACCESS Food Share Pantry Network to feed the hungry through 24 pantries in Jackson County.

"This is a great opportunity for the community to enjoy a day of fun on the mountain, while at the same time helping families and individuals meet their basic nutritional needs," said Philip Yates, ACCESS nutrition programs director.

The free all-day lift tickets — good from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 28 — regularly cost $43 for adults and $35 for kids and seniors on the weekend.

— Staff reports