TULSA, Okla. (October 19, 2018) – This Friday was a washout for the Fall Break Food Drive at the Tulsa Zoo. While the weather did not give us a break, the Tulsa Zoo will and has extended the food drive to Saturday, Oct. 20.
Tulsa Zoo guests donating a non-perishable food item will receive half-off admission on Friday and Saturday of fall break, October 19-20, 2018. All donated items will go to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, the largest private hunger-relief organization in Eastern Oklahoma.
“The Tulsa Zoo community, including zoo members and daily guests, have responded with overwhelming support during previous canned food drives,” said Patrick Weisz, director of guest services at the Tulsa Zoo. “We know hunger will not take a break this fall and we want to support the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma in the important work they do.”
Any labeled, unopened, non-expired, non-perishable food item will be accepted. The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is specifically looking for peanut butter and boxed meals this time of year. Additionally, they will accept canned meats, dry pinto beans, dried and canned fruits and vegetables, rice and pasta, granola bars, crackers, oatmeal, and whole grain cereals.
Oklahoma consistently ranks as one of the top states in the nation for the number of people struggling with hunger. The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that distributes food and other grocery items to 465 Partner Programs. A member of the Feeding America’s network of food banks, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma provides more than 339,000 meals each week to food pantries, emergency shelters, soup kitchens, senior citizen centers and after-school programs.
One non-perishable food item must be received per half-price admission ticket. This special is for Friday and Saturday only and is not available with any other gate admission discount.