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Stuff the Truck Food Drive

November 17, 2017 5:00 pm @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Kroger, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Mid-Ohio Foodbank are joining together to feed hungry families this holiday season during the annual Stuff the Truck food drive. Each Zoo guest who donates five cans of non-perishable food on Friday, Nov. 17, will receive one free ticket to Wildlights, as well as free Zoo parking. All of the donated food will support Mid-Ohio Foodbank and its network of food pantries.


In 2016, Zoo guests donated a record-breaking 103,590 pounds of food during the Stuff the Truck event. Due, in part, to the success of last year’s event, three additional donation drop-off points will be available this year throughout the Zoo parking lot. The five sites will be accessible to guests on foot or by vehicle.


While the food drive is scheduled from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., volunteers will begin accepting donations at 10 a.m. The Zoo will remain open for guests until 10 p.m.


“With the holidays rapidly approaching, many of us are facing extra expenses to make this important time of the year extra special for our families and loved ones. Hungry neighbors are no different,” said Matt Habash, president and CEO of Mid-Ohio Foodbank. “We are so grateful to strong community partners like Kroger and the Columbus Zoo. Thank you for helping us end hunger, one nourishing meal at a time.”


The Foodbank asks visitors to bring any non-perishable donations to the drive, including peanut butter, canned meats, canned fruits and vegetables, soups and chili.  There is no limit to the number of passes per family, and a donation is not required for children under three.


November 17, 2017 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
4850 Powell Rd
Powell,43065United States
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