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Posted on May 6, 2016 |

Free Fall Child’s Zoo Admission with Food Donation Saturday

Free Fall Child’s Zoo Admission with Food Donation Saturday

Cheetah at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Photo by Mark Dumont, Wikimedia Commons license.

Cheetah at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Photo by Mark Dumont, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

From the Society of St. Vincent dePaul – Cincinnati:

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are joining together to “make hunger go extinct” in Greater Cincinnati by hosting a food donation drive at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on Saturday, May 7.

Folks who donate a minimum of three non-perishable food items when they visit the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will receive a free child ticket ($13 value) with the purchase of an adult ticket. Limit one ticket per person. Tickets are redeemable August 20 – September 30, 2016.

Donation barrels will be located just inside the Vine Street entrance.

“During the summer months, families truly struggle to feed their children as they can no longer rely on school based programs,” said Mike Dunn, Executive Director, St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati. “For parents trying to stretch every dollar, those extra meals can prevent them from having to choose between feeding their children or paying the rent. With a stocked food pantry, we can help alleviate that pressure.”

St. Vincent de Paul operates many food pantries throughout Cincinnati, including the Edyth and Carl J. Lindner Choice Food Pantry at the Liz Carter Outreach Center, nine neighborhood-based pantries and several food closets.  More than 900 parish-based volunteers visit the homes of struggling families in their own neighborhoods to provide basic necessities such as food.

To learn more, visit www.SVDPcincinnati.org or call 513-421-HOPE (4673).

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