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Tulsa Zoo Announces Independence Day Food Drive

TULSA, Okla. (June 28, 2018) – Tulsa Zoo guests donating a non-perishable food item will receive half-off admission on Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

The Tulsa Zoo is celebrating this Independence Day by helping Oklahomans become independent from hunger by partnering with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Donated items will go to the largest private hunger-relief organization in Eastern Oklahoma.

Any labeled, unopened, non-expired, non-perishable food item will be accepted. The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is specifically looking for the following:

  • Protein in the form of peanut butter, canned meats, dry pinto beans
  • Fruits and vegetables like dried fruit, canned fruit and vegetables
  • Grains such as rice, granola bars, crackers, oatmeal, whole grain cereals and pasta

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 not available with any other offer.