Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Community food drive at Turkey Toss

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications

We’re asking for your help to provide relief for the community by dropping off food donations at our annual Turkey Toss event this Saturday. We’ll be accepting donations of non-perishable food items at the zoo to benefit the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) soup kitchen program.

Food items can be dropped off on November 21 outside the zoo’s South Entrance (N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave. N.) during operating hours, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Zoo admission is not required to donate food, but if you join us that day, you’ll see snow leopards, Komodo dragons, grizzlies, lions and more carnivorous species chow down on raw, store-prepared turkeys—all part of the zoo’s ongoing enrichment program for the animals!

So what kinds of food items should you donate? Our friends at the PNA soup kitchen program tell us the items most in demand are: non-perishable juice, jam, canned fruit, beans, canned vegetables, chili, ketchup and powdered creamers. Every little bit helps for the PNA soup kitchen program, which operates two days a week at St. John United Lutheran Church located across the zoo’s West Entrance and one day a week at Calvary Lutheran Church in Ballard.

Thanks for any help you can provide!
Photos: Lion by Ryan Hawk, Komodo dragon by Dale Unruh.

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  2. We’ll be accepting donations of non-perishable food items at the zoo to benefit the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) soup kitchen program.

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