Wednesday, December 3, 2008

ThankZoo, Thank You & Sac Food Bank

By Jaime Wilson, Zoo Blog Keeper


The day after Thanksgiving was a free admission day a the Zoo (ThankZoo) and wow, did we get a lot of people. There were over 10,000 visitors that came through our gates and enjoyed the Zoo with their families.

We asked folks to bring a canned food item to benefit the Sacramento Food Bank, and the response was fantastic! In that one day, we filled up the 10 barrels from the Sac Food Bank, and then had to go find empty recycle bins that we lined with plastic and filled. With a total of 16 full barrels of food, we were very thankful for our kind hearted guests.

The Marines also collected 4 barrels of toys for their Toys for Tots drive that will last for the next couple of weeks. If you bring in a new, unwrapped toy through December 13th, you will receive a free child's admission to the Zoo.

Thank you to everyone who donated items! It will help so many families enjoy the holidays this year.

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