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OKC ZOO & NEWS 9 PARTNER TO FEED HUNGRY OKLAHOMA KIDS

WHAT:                The Oklahoma City Zoo and News 9 are partnering to fight childhood hunger in Oklahoma by raising food donations for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids School Pantry Program.

WHERE:              Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden – food items are accepted at ticket windows.

WHEN:                Saturday, January 13 through Monday, January 15, 2018, Martin Luther King Day weekend.

DETAILS:             News 9 and the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden are partnering with the Regional Food Bank to fight childhood hunger in Oklahoma. Zoo guests bringing at least one food item from the list below will receive half off admission (a $5.50 value for adults; $4 value for kids and seniors) this holiday weekend, January 13 through 15. Each ticket requires at least one food item for discount. Food items will be accepted at the Zoo’s ticket windows. No other discounts or promotions may be combined with this offer. Regular Zoo hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. apply.

  • Most needed items include: canned meats, meat-based soups, canned fruits, canned vegetables, peanut butter and granola bars.
  • Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the nation, where one in four children has inconsistent access to healthy food.
  • Donations benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids School Pantry Program. The School Pantry Program provides chronically hungry middle and high school students with food to sustain them after school and over the weekends. Last school year, 5,770 chronically hungry students attending 167 schools received weekly groceries through this crucial program. 

 

 About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 613 million pounds of food to feed Oklahomans living with hunger. For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.

About Griffin Communications
Griffin Communications, L.L.C. is an Oklahoma-owned multimedia company, providing news and information content to Oklahomans across the state. Holdings include KWTV/News 9 and KSBI in Oklahoma City and KOTV/News On 6 and KQCW/The Tulsa CW in Tulsa. Griffin’s holdings also include News9.com, NewsOn6.com, and Griffin Outdoor. Griffin Communications also has developed several partnerships and strategic alliances throughout Oklahoma, including Oklahoma Community Television/Griffin Tower Company and News 9 Now/News On 6 Now. Griffin Communications, L.L.C. is among a few privately held media companies in the country, owned by David and Kirsten Griffin of Oklahoma City, and John Griffin of Muskogee. Griffin Communications, L.L.C. solely focuses its resources in the state of Oklahoma—Oklahoma businesses owned and operated by Oklahomans.

About the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden
Visit the Oklahoma City Zoo and learn to care, connect and conserve! Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and an Adventure Road partner. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Regular admission is $11 for adults, and $8 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Stay in the “Zoo know” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by visiting Our Stories. To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.

 

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